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Who We Are
Founded in 2004 by Her Excellence Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa was created 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 allowing every health worker and mother to have access to life altering advice. Over 200,000 women have taken part in our flagship ‘MamaCare’ classes in Nigeria and over 10,000 students have benefited from our Ado.PSHE classes. Despite dire national maternal mortality rates, we have not yet lost a single MamaCare mother, and our Ado. PSHE girls and boys are more empowered as every to make a change. Our WBFA midwives - for whom no topic is off limits - transform the lives of mothers, their children and communities.
Advocacy campaign of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa
#MaternalMonday is a simple and effective advocacy campaign of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa to remind and encourage mothers and their healthcare givers that for a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery, every mother should deliver her baby in a properly equipped medical facility, attended by a skilled and qualified midwife with access to appropriate medical referral to a doctor and/or surgeon.
#MaternalMonday Delivers traction in maternal newborn and child health goals from pregnancy, post-natal periods to newborn nurturing, infant and child birth registration, immunization, breastfeeding and nutrition, from point of pregnancy up till adolescence and womanhood, including prevention of child marriage, retention of girls in education, and eradication of gender violence.Read more Read more
Mamacare Antenatal Education
All pregnant women are welcome to attend The Wellbeing Foundation MamaCare Antenatal Education classes. Classes are led by a qualified midwife, held weekly. Partners and family members are welcome. The sessions will give pregnant women practical information, advice and support to help prepare for birth and care for their newborn.Read more
Good Health and Wellbeing
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
From The Blog
Medela Cares, Medela's Corporate Social Responsibility Program Partners with The Wellbeing Foundation Africa to Fight Infant Mortality and Improve Breastfeeding Rates in Nigeria
Medela Cares, Medela's corporate social responsibility program to help combat malnutrition and low breastfeeding rates in Nigeria by focusing on lactation care offered to mothers of NICU infants
WHA73 – Rebuilding and reinforcing every element of Primary Health Care must be an essential element to combat and control COVID-19.
This year, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s participation to the virtual and unprecedented 73rd World Health Assembly, joining state leaders and world-renowned experts to discuss the state of the world’s current situation - was understandably focused — dedicated to strengthening global coordination on the COVID-19 crisis that has infected more than 4.7 million people, killed 315,000 and crashed the global economy. As many countries and companies are striving with unp