Who We Are
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) is a non-governmental organization, founded in 2004, by Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Ojora-Saraki, with the aim of improving health outcomes for women, infants and children. The Foundation combines its programmes with advocacy in Nigeria and around the world to provide robust support for its primary stakeholders from birth to age.
As the leading agency on WASH and Maternal and Newborn health, and adolescent health in Nigeria, the WBFA leads strong frontline efforts to prevent transmission of diseases; hospital acquired infections; reduce the occurrence of neonatal sepsis; improve the capacity of healthcare workers to provide optimal services, among other outcomes, by using sustainable methods tailored to the needs of every community.
Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care
Among the most common causes of maternal death are pre-eclampsia, haemorrhage, sepsis, complications from abortion and obstructed labour, 80% of these causes are preventable. It is on this background that The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), and Johnson & Johnson jointly launched the Emergency Obstetric & Newborn Care (EmONC) project in partnership with the Kwara State Ministry of health in 2015. The aim of the project was improving maternal and neonatal health by building capacities of healthcare workers in basic and comprehensive emergency obstetrics and new born care (BEmONC and CEmONC) respectively.Read more
Mamacare Antenatal Education
The mother’s nutritional status, mental wellbeing, and lifestyle choices, before and during pregnancy, can profoundly affect the future health and wellbeing of the child. Antenatal education forms part of the early intervention and promotes positive perinatal outcomes and should be viewed as part of a life-long journey, a means to help parents acquire knowledge and understanding of the physical, emotional and psychological factors that affect their health and that of the unborn child.
With an estimated 560 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, Nigeria currently is the largest contributor to maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and the second largest contributor, globally.Read more
Good Health and Wellbeing
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
From The Blog
International Women’s Day, 8th of March 2023, Theme: “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”
The 2023 International Women's Day in Nigeria is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness on gender equality, and promote women's empowerment through innovation and technology by providing opportunities for women to showcase their skills, network with other women, and access healthcare and education that will empower them for a greater future that gives them a voice in their various communities and across Nigeria.
WBFA Mamacare360 Program Enables Successful Delivery of Triplets for Mother in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Since its inception, Wellbeing Foundation Africa has duly followed the world's trend on maternal and newborn deaths, working in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda to reduce maternal mortality by 2030.