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Who We Are

About Us

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) is a non-governmental organization, founded in 2004, by Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Ojora-Saraki, with the aim of improving health outcomes for women, infants and children. The Foundation combines its programmes with advocacy in Nigeria and around the world to provide robust support for its primary stakeholders from birth to age. 

As the leading agency on WASH and Maternal and Newborn health, and adolescent health in Nigeria, the WBFA leads strong frontline efforts to prevent transmission of diseases; hospital acquired infections; reduce the occurrence of neonatal sepsis; improve the capacity of healthcare workers to provide optimal services, among other outcomes, by using sustainable methods tailored to the needs of every community.

Our Programmes


Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care

Among the most common causes of maternal death are pre-eclampsia, haemorrhage, sepsis, complications from abortion and obstructed labour, 80% of these causes are preventable. It is on this background that The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), and Johnson & Johnson jointly launched the Emergency Obstetric & Newborn Care (EmONC) project in partnership with the Kwara State Ministry of health in 2015. The aim of the project was improving maternal and neonatal health by building capacities of healthcare workers in basic and comprehensive emergency obstetrics and new born care (BEmONC and CEmONC) respectively.

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MamaCare 360

Mamacare Antenatal Education

The mother’s nutritional status, mental wellbeing, and lifestyle choices, before and during pregnancy, can profoundly affect the future health and wellbeing of the child. Antenatal education forms part of the early intervention and promotes positive perinatal outcomes and should be viewed as part of a life-long journey, a means to help parents acquire knowledge and understanding of the physical, emotional and psychological factors that affect their health and that of the unborn child. 

With an estimated 560 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, Nigeria currently is the largest contributor to maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and the second largest contributor, globally.

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Improving The Availabilty And Quality Of Maternity Care Services In Kwara State

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Development Goals

Good Health and Wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Latest News

From The Blog

Wellbeing Foundation Africa Founder Toyin Saraki Announced as Key Member of 2023 Sustainable Markets Initiative Terra Carta Seal Award Expert Review Panel - A Global Initiative Leading The Charge To Create A Climate and Nature Positive Future

A global group of experts from the environmental, business, political, and philanthropic worlds have formed the 2023 Terra Carta Seal Expert Review Panel. The Sustainable Markets Initiative is announcing the seven distinguished panelists who will evaluate and select the 2023 Terra Carta Seal Award winners.

Empowering Maternal Health: Rita's Collaborative Journey with Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nutrition International, and UNFPA

The strategic partnership between the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Nutrition International exemplifies a resounding commitment to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Partners