“Stunningly powerful” Toyin Saraki delivers keynote speech to SwitchPoint 2019; Calls for Universal Health Coverage: “We cannot operate in a vacuum”


“Stunningly powerful” Toyin Saraki delivers keynote speech to SwitchPoint 2019; Calls for Universal Health Coverage: “We cannot operate in a vacuum”


Toyin Ojora Saraki this week delivered the keynote speech to SwitchPoint 2019 Conference in North Carolina. SwitchPoint is an annual meeting of hundreds of attendees from around the world, including non-profit and development professionals, corporate experts, educators, policy makers, innovators and social entrepreneurs.

The Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa delivered the keynote on the theme of ‘Every Woman, Every Child, Every Hour.’ It was described by Heather LaGarde, Producer of SwitchPoint 2019 as “a stunningly powerful keynote” which moved her to tears.

Toyin Ojora Saraki this week delivered the keynote speech to SwitchPoint 2019 Conference in North Carolina. SwitchPoint is an annual meeting of hundreds of attendees from around the world, including non-profit and development professionals, corporate experts, educators, policy makers, innovators and social entrepreneurs.

The Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa delivered the keynote on the theme of ‘Every Woman, Every Child, Every Hour.’ It was described by Heather LaGarde, Producer of SwitchPoint 2019 as “a stunningly powerful keynote” which moved her to tears.

Other session speakers included Jenny Eaton Dyer, Founder of the 2030 Collaborative, Dr Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO of Amref Health Africa, Emily Hillman, a senior innovation advisor in the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact within USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, and Julia Bunting, President of the Population Council.

 

Mrs Saraki also co-chaired a ‘Micro-lab’ focus session on the topic of ‘Women First’ with Pape Gaye, President and Chief Executive Officer of IntraHealth International; Constance Newman, Senior Team Leader, Gender Equality and Health at IntraHealth International; and Stembile Mugore, Senior advisor for health sector performance and sustainability at IntraHealth International.

Mrs Saraki is also Special Advisor to the Independent Advisory Group to the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa and the Global Goodwill Ambassador to the International Confederation of Midwives.

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