HE Toyin Saraki, Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa congratulates the Trinidad and Tobago Midwifery Association - Mamatoto Annual Midwifery Conference. The 2-Day Mamatoto Annual Midwifery Conference took place in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October.
Mrs Saraki while congratulating the midwives, policymakers, key thought leaders, and all participants at the Mamatoto Midwifery Conference, highlighted the role and importance of midwives in the life of a new born and also in the life of the mother.
“Sincerest congratulations to all of you here today, the midwives, policymakers, key thought leaders, all convened at this Mamatoto Annual Midwifery Conference, in Trinidad And Tobago, whose drive, resourcefulness, and sheer brilliance has made a positive difference to thousands upon thousands of lives around the world. It is with great disappointment that I cannot be there with you today, but my warmest wishes and greatest goodwill are with you all.
You are the educators and advocates for families to community leaders, governments, and the world at large. The antenatal experience – one of humanity’s most mysterious life experiences – is something you navigate every single day without panic. Without your voices, pregnancy and childbirth would be a frightening experience for many.
You are the voice for families. But you are also so much more. Yours are the first hands to hold a baby, the chariot that brings them into the world, and the touch that gives them life.”