Who We Are
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.
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.Read more
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.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
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s quest to continue contributing to global goals of zero maternal and neonatal deaths by 2030, has been further powered following the generous donation of eight VScan handheld ultrasound machines from the Nigerian division of the global medical technology innovator, General Electric (GE) Healthcare.
‘Promoting and Protecting Breastfeeding in Nigeria: The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and cohort of Community Midwives expand philanthropic leadership through Medela Cares partnership’
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, a pan-African maternal and child health organisation, established in 2004 is pleased to continue to support Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) Maternal and Child programs and goals regarding promoting and protecting Breastfeeding as the ideal first nutrition in Nigeria, as it joins the Ministry and national stakeholders in ushering in the global 2021 World Breastfeeding Week, themed: “Protecting Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility.”