Press Release 2015

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:00

In her role as the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Global Goodwill Ambassador, the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki delivered the closing remarks at the International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Conference of the Americas in Suriname, as she called for the urgent scaling up of access to midwives across the world – which will save lives and put an end to the needless and preventable deaths of women, newborns, and children around the world.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:15

At the African Philanthropy Forum (APF) dinner, which took place on the 25th of September 2015 during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki, called for increased philanthropic efforts targeted towards the burgeoning humanitarian and maternal health crisis facing migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:15

In an exclusive mentoring session hosted by Girl Effect during the 2015 United Nations General Assembly, the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, encouraged a some of the world's leading girl advocates to lead their generation into the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:15

Speaking on the theme Walking Together for Women & Children: Unique Roles for Government, Civil Society and Private Sector,' during the 2015 United Nations General Assembly's Johnson & Johnson panel on the 27th of September, the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki, called for increased access to skilled midwives within communities - which could have a transformative impact, and empower more vulnerable women, children, and adolescents. As stated by Mrs. Saraki, "Midwives – if given the right education, regulation, and midwifery associations within a global midwifery services framework – are crucial to achieving SDG3 and all targets related to this goal."

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:30

Representing Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, during the 2015 United Nations General Assembly First Spouses Events on the 28th of September, Mrs. Toyin Saraki delivered a goodwill message to the  Organisation of African First Ladies Against AIDS/HIV, sharing Nigeria's progress in achieving MDG 6, which sought to combat HIV, AIDS, malaria and other diseases like polio – and has seen demonstrable success due to collaborations during the MDG process.