The Wellbeing Foundation Africa champions accessible and affordable healthcare for everyone
THE WELLBEING GROUP
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa was founded in 2004 by Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, with the aim of improving health outcomes for women, infants and children. At the WBFA, we combine our programmes with advocacy work in Nigeria and around the world.
Over 200,000 women have taken part in our flagship ‘MamaCare’ classes in Nigeria. Despite dire national maternal mortality rates, we have not yet lost a single MamaCare mother. Our WBFA midwives transform the lives of mothers, their children and communities – and for whom no topic is off-limits.
Our Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) programme is run in partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the oldest and most established school of tropical medicine in the world, and Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest global health companies. We implement the EmONC training programme in Kwara State as part of a unique partnership model, bringing together an esteemed higher-education institution, the private sector and a civil society organisation.
Our #MaternalMonday campaign was conceived as a platform for mothers and our WBFA midwives to share their knowledge, experiences & best practice. The aim of that sharing exercise is to raise awareness for the improvement of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child & adolescent health. Most importantly, we harness the power of story-telling on social media to share accurate information on maternal health #DevStories
In 2017 we launched our sister organisation, Wellbeing for Women Africa. Harnessing the best and brightest minds around African development, Wellbeing for Women Africa elevates passionate young experts into decision-making spaces, whilst honing their craft as advocates through their editorial advocacy micro-grants programme. Please visit Wellbeing for Women Africa here.
The WBFA’s programmes inform its advocacy work, led by our Founder-President, H.E Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, who is a global champion for Universal Health Coverage, Special Advisor to the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) and the inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation on Midwives (ICM). Please use this site to keep up to date with our programmes and advocacy work, and do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions.