Toyin Saraki

No improvement in newborn survival in Nigeria—Toyin Saraki

Friday, July 14, 2017

Wife of the  Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki has scored Nigeria low on newborn survival, saying the level of improvement in reducing deaths in newborn babies globally has not played out in Nigeria.
 
Mrs Saraki, in a keynote address at the 10th annual general meeting and scientific conference of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), stated that there has been little improvement in reducing deaths in newborns.
 

WBFA advocates for improved supply chains and access to family planning in Africa

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and its Founder and President Toyin  Ojora-Saraki participated in the Family Planning Summit 2017 in London,  United Kingdom from Monday 10 July to Tuesday 11 July.
 
The summit was  organised by the United Nations Population Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates  Foundation and the UK Department of International Development to discuss  efforts to reach Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that around the  world women and girls are better able to plan their families and their  futures.
 

“I survived childbirth because of midwives” – Mrs Saraki

Friday, May 5, 2017

As Nigeria joins the rest of the World in Marking the International Day of The Mid Wife, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Wife of the President of the Nigerian Senate has hailed the role of midwives around the world in saving lives of mothers and babies.
 
At an event held in Abuja on Friday to mark the International Day, Mrs Saraki, Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, said that she was only able to survive child birth because of the role of midwives.
 

Toyin Saraki: I have seen with my eyes harm caused by female genital cutting

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I have seen with my eyes the harm caused by this archaic   practice. Women who have undergone the procedure commonly experience complications during birth, and are at a greater risk of ceasarian section, hemorrhage, obstetric lacerations and prolonged labour”.

20 million Nigerian women have been circumcised - Wellbeing Foundation President

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Toyin Saraki has revealed that about 20 million Nigerian women have experienced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
 
Mrs Saraki made the disclosure in commemoration of the United Nation’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6.
 

‘41,000 Nigerian children are infected with HIV every year,’ Wellbeing Foundation founder says

Friday, February 3, 2017

Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs Toyin Saraki has said that Nigeria is in the midst of a national health crisis.
 
Mrs Saraki, who is the Chair of Nigeria's Primary Healthcare Revitalization Support Group, however added that the solution to the crisis is within the nation’s grasp.
 

Saraki’s Wife Seeks More Training For Health Workers

Monday, November 14, 2016

The wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, says the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations cannot be secured if there is no investment in the capacity of health workers.

 

 

Speaking at a National Health Workers’ Training in Abuja on Monday, Mrs Saraki, who is also the president of the Wellbeing Foundation, highlighted that health workers should be given priority because of the role they play in preventing maternal and child mortality.

 

 

The Midwifery Services We Need To Deliver Family Planning — Toyin Saraki

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The 4th Nigeria Family Planning Conference in Abuja this week hosted the Africa regional launch of The Lancet Maternal Health Series. National and international health leaders were on hand for this important gathering, including the Honourable Minister of Health Isaac Folorunso Adewole and Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s Founder, Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, Global Goodwill Ambassador to the International Confederation Of Midwives, UNFPA Nigeria Family Planning Champion and wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, and Professor Oona Campbell, author of the 2016 Lancet Maternal Health Series.

Midwives Are Well Placed To Make A Significant Contribution To Saving Lives—HE Toyin Saraki

Thursday, November 3, 2016

HE Toyin Saraki commenced her speech by emphasising the importance of family planning for women and how its benefits go beyond women and mothers. “Family planning is more than contraception. It means much more than the avoidance or delay of pregnancy or childbearing. Family planning has been adjudged as one of the most positively impactful interventions in human and societal development. It is an enabler - an empowerment approach.”
 

Toyin Saraki Urges Families to Space Pregnancies For 1000 Days

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MRS Toyin Saraki, the wife of Senate President, on Thursday appealed to families to space pregnancies for 1000 days for better life, prosperity and good health of the family.

 

 

Toyin Saraki made the appeal at the 2016 Women Pre-Conference meeting of the 4th National Planning Conference scheduled for Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 in Abuja.

 

 

The pre-conference had the theme `Women and Family Planning in Nigeria: A critical Requirement for Harnessing Demographic Dividend for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.