Who We Are
H.E Toyin OjoraSaraki
Founder-President, The Wellbeing Foundation
In 2004, I realised that the silence on the inadequate maternal health system in Nigeria and Africa could not continue, and it had to change. This is when I founded The Wellbeing Foundation Africa. It was actually my own traumatic experience in my home country Nigeria, where I lost my own child; which made me fully aware of the challenges and deficits every mother was experiencing, every day, every birth – be it unsanitised and old equipment to cold and unwelcoming health workers.
I had always understood that many Nigerians suffered from lack of education and opportunity, but this inequality was most pronounced in childbirth. Every aspect of the process – from medical staff access to availability of resources to even basic cleanliness – is impacted upon by regional and national standards. The trauma of losing a child opened my eyes to how few options were available for Nigerians. For all to learn, to be vocationally skilled and to be employed. All of this is dependent on various social factors, including class, geography, and gender. Women and girls unequivocally face the greatest challenges and barriers to education, work and rights in Nigeria and across Africa.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
Who We Are
Meet Our Team
As Founder of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, H.E., Mrs Toyin Saraki is a Nigerian leader & advocate for women’s & children’s health.
Amy Oyekunle is gender and development professional with experience in gender research, resource mobilization and donor relationship.
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
What We Do
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.
Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care(EMONC). Obstetric emergencies are unpredictable and sudden. Successful management requires a rapid coordinated response by often ad hoc multi professional teams.
From The Blog
H.E. Mrs Toyin Saraki To Deliver Opening Address At 8th Africa Conference On Sexual Health and Rights, South Africa
The Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki, is to deliver the opening address at the 8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14th February, 2018.
Toyin Saraki never saw her baby who died. At first, when she asked to see the second of her twin girls, Saraki was told she’d been taken to another hospital. Even now — 25 years on — she doesn’t know where the baby is buried.