As Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Saraki is a Nigerian leader and advocate for women’s and children’s health, as well as socio-economic empowerment. She has actively participated in over two decades of advocacy and philanthropy, covering reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH); ending gender-based discrimination and violence; and improving education and sustainable livelihoods. Through WBFA, and working with a broad range of partners that include the United Nations, the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, and the organized private sector, Mrs Saraki has demonstrated leadership on the advancement of reproductive health, including encouraging more access to family planning through community health workers and midwives.
Having attended the University of London, and obtaining the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree, she proceeded to King’s College, London for a Master’s degree (LL.M) in International Economic Law. Mrs Saraki is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, having been called to the Nigerian Bar, about three decades ago. She is also the inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM); the Save the Children Newborn Health Champion for Nigeria; a Fellow of the West African Academy of Public Health (WAAPH); the Chair of the National Assembly Primary Healthcare (PHC) Revitalisation Support Group; and a Global Champion for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.