Press Releases 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 11:45

Maternal Health: what's next?
Can we stop unnecessary maternal deaths for good? Mediaplanet is running the 'Maternal Health' campaign which aims to raise awareness on international standards for maternal health, working in partnership with key thought leaders from WHO, EWEC, UNAIDS, UNFPA and more.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 12:15

Breast milk is the baby’s natural food, easily digested, and containing all the nutrients the baby requires for the first six months. It reduces the risk of infections and poor growth, and it is also a perfect way to bond with the baby. Breastfeeding is good for the mother, too; it lowers the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Mothers who breastfeed find it easier to lose the weight gained during pregnancy.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 16:30

Toronto, Monday 19 June 2017 – A high-level health forum met in Toronto today to address the global state of midwifery and is calling for urgent global policy reform and recognition of midwifery to help save millions of mothers and newborns around the world. 

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 17:00

Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), HE Toyin Ojora-Saraki and the WBFA global team participated in the 11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit organised by Corporate Council on Africa in Washington DC on Friday 16 June. Mrs. Saraki was invited to speak at the panel discussion: “Africa Rising: Expanding Social Impact on The Continent.”

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 17:30
Wellbeing Foundation Africa Adolescent Personal Social And Health Education Program Expands To Abuja Schools

As global development stakeholders commemorated World Menstruation Hygiene Day, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, led by Toyin Saraki, Wife of Nigeria's Senate President has expanded its landmark Adolescent Skills and Drills Personal Social And Health Education campaign to teenage girls in the Abuja metropolis, Federal Capital Territory, delivering confidence building information on menstrual hygiene to the students of Anglican Catholic School.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 15:15

As G7 leaders meet in Sicily Italy today, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa urges the leaders to protect the rights of displaced and vulnerable children arriving in Europe daily.  The protection of unaccompanied minors and children is the right of every child, no matter their place of birth. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 06:45

In 2014, I joined eminent figures in Nigeria and globally, in urging a concerted global effort to help free the hundreds of missing girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in the town of Chibok.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 06:30

As the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and National Primary Healthcare Development Agency  (NPHCDA) commences its reactive vaccination campaign to halt the spread of  Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), the Wellbeing Foundation Africa has issued the following health advisory:

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 15:15

On Friday 20 January, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa Founder, HE Mrs. Toyin Saraki visited the 9th Brigade Medical Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, one of many primary healthcare facilities around the nation where the Foundation's MamaCare Midwives deliver weekly classes to pregnant and postnatal mothers to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2017. 

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 17:30

On the 13th of Feb. 2016, in Abuja, WBFA Founder Toyin Saraki, Chair of Nigeria Health CSO’s National Assembly Primary Healthcare Revitalisation Support Group PHCRSG hosted a meeting with the Development Partners Group which included the Country Director of WHO, USAID, UNICEF, UNFPA, JICA, DfID, PEPFAR, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, the European Union, and the ONE Campaign, among several others.  The meeting was convened by Mrs. Saraki and attended by the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria's Primary Health Care Development Agency NPHCDA to measure the progress of the Group and chart the ways forward to strengthen the primary healthcare systems in Nigeria.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 17:15
Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki

On Tuesday 14 February 2017, HE Toyin Saraki Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Chair of the Primary Healthcare Revitalisation Support Group presented a memorandum on the 2017 Health Budget to the Nigerian National Assembly.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 16:00

Today, in recognition of the UN’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, we reflect upon female genital mutilation (FGM), defining this cultural practice, addressing its harmful implications, and seeking resolution on this dangerous, damaging and sadly all too prevalent issue.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 02:45

Last Thursday, Mrs. Toyin Saraki chaired the first meeting of the Contact Group of the Primary Healthcare (PHC) Revitalisation Program.  The meeting was co-chaired by Dr Benjamin Anyene of Herfon, was also attended by Representatives of the House Committee for Health Services, both Committee Chair and Deputy-Chair and was also attended by representatives from the World Health Organization, the ONE Campaign and UNICEF.

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 03:15

Wellbeing Foundation Africa Marks Armed Forces Remembrance Day Nigeria - Provides Mamacare Antenatal-Postnatal Care And Counsel To Armed Forces Wives Nationwide On Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Wellbeing Foundation Africa's Toyin Saraki has saluted the honour, courage, sacrifice and dedication of our nation's Armed Forces, the men and women who have dedicated their lives in protecting our country and its citizens.