Press Release 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:45

At a Courtesy Call on His Excellency Governor Abdul Fatah Ahmed of Kwara State, WBFA Founder HE Mrs Toyin Saraki has commended development partners Development Africa Organisation and Exxon-Mobil for quality construction and equipping the brand new Maternity Referral Centre (MRC) at Eruku, Ekiti LGA of Kwara State Nigeria.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:00

Access to a midwife for every pregnant woman should be specifically indicated within the Sustainable Development Goals relating to maternal health, according to a leading pan-African maternal, newborn and child health charity that received United Nations ECOSOC status today. 
This is a pivotal year for the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) to be granted consultative status, as ECOSOC is the UN’s central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development. With the finalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals later this year, WBFA will be placing reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in Nigeria and across the African continent, at the heart of the discussions.

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 11:15

To address the increasing prevalence of anemia in pregnancy, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, led by H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki, participated in the Knorr/Unilever Nutrition Symposium on the 15th of May 2015. With approximately 2 billion people across the globe suffering from nutrition deficiencies, iron deficiency has the biggest impact on public health, with Nigeria facing one of the largest burdens in this regard - where an estimated 1 in 2 women of reproductive years (15-46) and 72% of children under 5 years of age are anaemic.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 11:30

On Wednesday the 8th of July 2015, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa Founder-President, H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki, in her role as International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)Global Goodwill Ambassador, received a delegation of United Nations Population Fund representatives who paid a courtesy visit to the ICM Ambassador to discuss issues of mutual interest and collaboration, ahead of the UNFPA's planned donation of anatomical models to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria on the 9th of July.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 11:30

As the inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki, is pleased to receive donations of Arm Models from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.