Press Release 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 16:00

"Through applying the knowledge from lessons learnt in public health, behavioral change awareness and environmental impact, we can inform, prevent, detect and treat childhood pneumonia, every breath is crucial, and every breath counts to deliver children from the dangers of pneumonia for good" - Toyin Saraki - Women Deliver 2016, Copenhagen.

Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children, worldwide. A preventable infectious disease that affects the lungs, pneumonia kills 1 child every 35 seconds and an estimated 2500 children daily, around the world. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.  In 2015 alone, pneumonia accounted for 15% of all deaths of children less than 5 years, with the highest morbidity among children aged 2 or less.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 18:00
Her Excellency Mrs. Toyin Saraki at the 4th Nigeria Family Planning Conference

Progress in Nigeria and other nations has been uneven and Stakeholders warn against poor quality care with rising rates of over-medicalisation, too few trained staff or basic resources in many regions around the world


ABUJA – The 4th Nigeria Family Planning Conference in Abuja this week hosted the Africa regional launch of The Lancet Maternal Health Series. National and international health leaders were on hand for this important gathering, including the Honourable Minister of Health Isaac Folorunso Adewole and Wellbeing Foundation Africa's Founder, Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, Global Goodwill Ambassador to the International Confederation Of Midwives, UNFPA Nigeria Family Planning Champion and wife of Nigeria's Senate President, and Professor Oona Campbell, author of the 2016 Lancet Maternal Health Series. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:30

Today, Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, HE Toyin Saraki delivered the keynote speech during the Women Pre-Conference of the 4th Nigeria Family Planning Conference at the Centre for Women Development in Abuja. The theme was: Women and Family Planning in Nigeria: A critical Requirement for Harnessing Demographic Dividend for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:15

HE Toyin Saraki, Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa congratulates the Trinidad and Tobago Midwifery Association - Mamatoto Annual Midwifery Conference. The 2-Day Mamatoto Annual Midwifery Conference took place in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 21:30

HE Toyin Saraki, Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa commended the leadership at Cambridge University for waiving application fees for African students.

This announcement was made at Cambridge-Africa Day on Tuesday 25 October, where Mrs. Saraki gave the afternoon keynote speech on the importance of closer collaboration between African health specialists and global universities such as Cambridge University.