Press Release 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 13:30
Stephen Sobhani

Stephen Sobhani has been appointed to be the Global CEO for the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA). As WBFA expands and grows, it is timely for the organization to elect a suitable global figurehead.

Stephen Sobhani has previously spearheaded the private-sector outreach team for the UN’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, building cross-industry and multi-sector collaborations to better engage private sector strengths to critical issues related to Millennium Development Goals Four and Five. He has also worked as a Senior Director for the world’s largest pharmaceutical trade association, the International Alliance Development for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

“Stephen has been a loyal advisor for many years, and I know how excited he is to bring his expertise, enthusiasm, and unique generational innovation to WBF so that we can grow and evolve as an organization”, stated Her Excellency Toyin Saraki.

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 13:15
H.E Mrs Toyin Saraki

Washington DC, USA - Yesterday, Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on the fundamental rights of displaced women and girls in Nigeria. The event was organised by CSIS Africa Program.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 16:00
H.E Mrs Toyin Saraki

Wellbeing Foundation Africa Calls for Ending Female Genital Mutilation; Commends UNFPA, Development Partners
On the 9th of February 2016, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) participated in the launch of the Global Joint UNFPA/UNICEF programme on the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Nigeria and called for zero tolerance for FGM and other harmful traditional practices. Under the leadership of H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa continues to create awareness of FGM/C, while addressing issues concerning the practice through its ‪#‎MaternalMonday‬ social media campaign.