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About WBFA

The Wellbeing Foundation is a pan-African organisation seeking to create real and sustainable change for African families by working with communities across the continent to build capacities and empower women. Through projects such as the Personal Health Record, we give people across Africa the ability to seek better lives for themselves and for their communities.

We are dedicated to the establishment and entrenchment of best practices in solutions and interventions to improve maternal newborn 

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Mission

The Wellbeing Foundation is a pan-African organisation seeking to create real and sustainable change for African families by working with communities across the continent to build capacities and empower women. Through projects such as the Personal Health Record, we give people across Africa the ability to seek better lives for themselves and for their communities.We are focused on reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals, in particular goals three, four and five:

3 - Promote gender equality and empower women
4 - Reduce child mortality

5 - Improve maternal health 

Currently,sub-Saharan Africa is failing to meet these goals. The region still has the highest levels of under-five mortality - one in eight children die before the age of five, nearly twice the average in developing regions overall and nearly 18 times the average in developed regions.   Read More

what we do

The WBF remains at the forefront of the campaign for children’s health and education, making visible impact year after year A large part of the Wellbeing Foundation’s work is to offer support at the grassroots level through participatory community initiatives and interventions.We work hard to assess the particular needs of each individual or community to plan and implement  Read More

Ending Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations which affect all communities around the globe. According to gender-based violence statistics, one in three women globally will be physically abused in her lifetime, with half of sexual assaults committed against girls under 16. In Nigeria alone, over 50% of women are routinely abused by their husbands, with more than two-thirds of Nigerian women believed to experience physical, sexual and psychological abuse in their villages Read More

 

 

 

WBF 24:7:365 Countdown To 2015 Advocacy Campaign

 

Motivated by the magnitude of, and the urgent need to respond to, the maternal, newborn and child health challenges on the African continent, the WBFA launched and continues to develop a multi-platform advocacy and health information campaign under the banner of WBF 24:7:365 Countdown to 2015. The campaign points to the need to devote every hour of every day to changing Africa’s maternal newborn and child mortality rates. Currently nearly half of all maternal deaths occur in Africa and one in every eighth child will die before the age of 5. The sober truth is that, with the right clinical and public health intervention and, critically, the right information, many of these deaths are preventable.  Read More

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