This week the Wellbeing Foundation took its Adolescent Skills and Drills Personal, Social and Health Education Curriculum to Ogun State in Nigeria. Coming just after the United Nations marked International Youth Day, we piloted our newly-revised curriculum at the Ogun State Summer Camp to 237 children, with a focus on water, sanitation and hygiene – known as WASH.
Global Call To Action Statement on WASH: Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)2018 United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
In this weekly series, the WBFA will introduce you to our MamaCare midwives. MamaCare is perhaps the best known of the Foundation’s programmes, with over 200,000 women over more than two years having taken part in our antenatal and postnatal classes. Not one of our MamaCare mothers has died in birth, despite a woman in Nigeria having a 1 in 12 chance of dying in childbirth in her lifetime.
This year is one of anniversaries and milestones in global health – 2018 marks seventy years since the establishment of both the World Health Organization and the UK’s National Health Service, as well as forty years since the Alma Ata Declaration, which established primary health care as the key to attaining ‘Health for All.’
Upon arriving at Aspen for the Spotlight Health conference this year, it was easy to see why the annual gathering - dubbed this year by The Spectator, irked by a tweet from David Miliband, as
Every year since 1954, an event has been held to celebrate the work of people in creative communications, advertising, and related fields which has become the largest and most significant gathering of the advertising and creative communications industry.
UNICEF’s latest report on infant mortality with ties survival of infants to maternal education, higher incomes, and technological advancement, shows that while Pakistan is the worst place in the world to be born, Japan is the best.
As we gathered around the demonstration given by Dr. Oluwole Olusegun in the skills laboratory at the General Hospital in Ilorin, Kwara State, he proudly explained how the Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) training had transformed the capacity of doctors, nurses and midwives in Kwara to save the lives of women and newborn infants.