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Wellbeing Foundation Africa to Attend Africa Regional MNCH Meeting and Women Deliver Regional Conference in Kampala, Uganda


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Under the leadership of Founder-President Her Excellency Mrs. Toyin Saraki, the Wellbeing Foundation, an Africa-focused Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) NGO, will be attending the Africa Regional MNCH advocacy strategy implementation meeting, the Women Deliver regional meeting, and a private sector dinner/reception in support of the United Nations Every Woman Every Child effort from the 26th to the 28th of March 2012 in Kampala, Uganda. Her Excellency Mrs. Saraki will be speaking at the Every Woman Every Child reception on the progress made by the private sector, while highlighting the impact of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s Integrated Maternal Newborn and Child Health Personal Health Record©.

The Africa RMNCH meeting, which will take place on the 26th of March, is set to focus on the implementation of an Africa integrated RMNCH strategy; aligning regional and global advocacy strategies and frameworks to address reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. The expected outcomes of this meeting include improved alignment of global and Africa regional campaigns and commitments; stronger national-regional advocacy collaboration and partnerships; and an introduction to key advocacy tools for national and regional advocacy on RMNCH, including new national data from the Millennium Development Goals Countdown to 2015.

The Women Deliver regional meeting, which holds on the 27th to the 28th of March, will be themed ‘Achieving MDG 5; Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned.’ Those in attendance will include Her Excellency Mrs. Toyin Saraki, President-Founder, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa; Jill Sheffield, President, Women Deliver; Dr. Olawale Maiyegun, Director, African Union Commission; and Ms. Janet Jackson, Country Representative, UNFPA. This two-day meeting willaddress prioritising girls and women in post-2015 framework and more.

Following the last session of the Women Deliver first day, a reception in support of the United Nations Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child effort will be convened for all of the attendees of the regional consultation. The reception, themed ‘Technological Innovations and Sustainable Development for Women’s and Children’s Health in Africa,’ will be a festive gathering with live cultural performances as well as an interactive and informative opportunity to learn about Every Woman Every Child and the remarkable spectrum of innovative products and tools developed to address women’s and children’s health challenges. At the private sector dinner following the reception, Her Excellency Mrs. Toyin Saraki will discuss the progress made by the private sector by means of the WBFAIMNCH Personal Health Record©—a lifesaving tool which has empowered the lives of over 200,000 women and children, while noting the latest MNCH solutions and projects.

Signed: Lore Dada
Communications

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

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