UK group mimes Mrs. Saraki’s NGO ‘Hero of 2015’
The Guardian UK Global Development Professionals Network (GDN) has named the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) established by wife of Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki as one of the favourite non-governmental organisation (NGO) Heroes of 2015.
Mrs. Saraki is the President and Founder of WBFA – an organisation committed to reducing and eliminating preventable maternal and child deaths through advocacy and implementation of innovative interventions.
Having reviewed over a hundred nominations submitted by the general public, the GDN selected a few, which it shared in an article published on its online platform.
The global body specifically commended WBFA for its phenomenal work in bringing best-practice models to Kwara State and the development and distribution of client-held personal health records (PHRs), a partnership with Johnson & Johnson (JnJ) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) to deliver emergency obstetrics and newborn care skills and drills training aimed at lowering maternal mortality rate by up to 20 percent.
The GDN highlighted Mrs. Saraki’s courageous act of turning her personal experience of pre-natal child loss into the transformational and life-saving Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) which according to the body emerged alongside other important players such as Medical Aid for Palestinians in Gaza, Barefoot Lawyers in Uganda and Christian Aid UK, to mention a few.
In her reaction, Mrs. Saraki said the recognition serves as an encouragement for WBFA to do more in preventing mother/infant mortality and empowering women through cutting edge health solutions.