Her Excellency, Mrs.
Toyin Saraki
Founder-President The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)

As Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki is a Nigerian leader, advocate, and philanthropist for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, as well as socio-economic empowerment. Through WBFA and working with a broad range of partners that include the UN, the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, and the organized private sector, Mrs Saraki has demonstrated leadership over two decades, on the advancement of women’s and children’s health through community health workers and midwives. 

Mrs Toyin Saraki is a member of the International Steering Committee of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD); Save the Children’s Newborn Health Champion for Nigeria; a Global Champion for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood; and serves as Special Adviser to the Independent Advisory Group of the WHO Regional Office for Africa. She was appointed Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador to the International Confederation of Midwives in 2014, taking on the responsibility of advocating for the improved recognition of the roles, rights, and remuneration of the midwifery profession, globally. Her marriage to Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, 13th Senate President and Former Chairman of the 8th Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has been blessed with four children.

As a firm believer of midwife-centred maternity care, the WBFA’s flagship antenatal and postnatal MamaCare, Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care Skills Improvement, Alive and Thrive Infant Nutrition, and WASH programs are delivered through a team of 74 midwives across 655 health care facilities in Nigeria. 

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