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Stephen Sobhani                              

Stephen is a global health expert with over 19 years of experience building impactful health and development partnerships across public and private sectors.  As Chief Executive Officer of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa —Nigeria’s first foundation — he is charged with operationalising its global mission to reach more women, children, and communities under the visionary patronage of Madame Toyin Ojora Saraki.  His areas of professional experience and expertise span a broad range of critical development issues including, maternal, newborn and children’s health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS, nutrition and reproductive and sexual health across countries around the world.

Prior to joining The Wellbeing Foundation, Stephen served as Vice President for Global Impact and Regional Manager of Africa for The Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street - the largest informal educator of children in the world - whose multi-media programming reaches children in over 150 countries. There, he was responsible for creating, expanding, and funding Sesame’s new global development programs which focus on children’s health in Africa.