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Wellbeing Foundation Africa Founder Congratulates Thisday Award Recipients

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

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H.E Mrs ToyinSaraki, Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Advisory Board Member of Cherie Blair’s Africa Justice Foundation (AJF), has congratulated the 55 Women of Distinction honoured at the 17th Annual Thisday Awards Event held in Lagos on February 13th 2012.

Speaking from New York where the notable humanitarian and advocate had attended the formal ceremony to receive the highly valued Fashion 4 Development Commitment to the United Nations Every Woman Every Child Effort from Goodwill Ambassador and Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani, Mrs Saraki said that the recognition of the awardees exemplifies the fact that women are successfully leading increasingly influential roles in all facets of society, including business, politics, entrepreneurship, public policy and social development.

“I am so encouraged to see that Nigerian women are engaging at the highest levels of distinction in business, politics and leadership in the 21st century. We have indeed come a long way. The honourees have persevered and excelled in their chosen fields of endeavour and are worthy of double honour, not only because of what they have achieved, but because as women in a world dominated by men, it often takes twice as much time and effort as their male counterparts to attain great heights.”

Mrs Saraki, the former First Lady of Kwara State, congratulated her fellow former colleagues, Their Excellencies Erelu Angela Adebayo of Ekiti State, Chief Mrs. EkiIgbinedion of Edo State and Distinguished Senator Zainab Kure of Niger State and also Kwara’s very own indigenous daughter Hajiya Bola Shagaya a foremost business woman, for their  respective contributions to humanity, particularly in the lives of women and children, while she warmly welcomed the keynote speakers, Cherie Blair QC of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Africa Justice Foundation and Former American President Bill Clinton of the Clinton Global Initiative, in recognition of their sincere dedication towards development in Africa.

The WBF Africa President finally commended Thisday Newspaper and its Publisher, Prince Nduka Obaigbena for the organisation’s stellar role in inspiring effective media focus upon civil society issues, saying “Thisday continues to provide leadership in the media through innovation, creativity and uncommon intelligence, adding transformational texture to our national experience.”

H.E Mrs ToyinSaraki is in New York in her capacity as the leader of the Nigeria Multi-Sector Engagement in support on the United Nations Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child Effort, which was launched in Nigeria by The Wellbeing Foundation Africa in July 2011.

Yomi Owope, Communications Director, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa. 13-02-2012

 

ANENIH, Others praise WellBeing Founder at dinner of UN Boss

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

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Founder of The Wellbeing Foundation and Chair of the National Health Campaign, Mrs Toyin Saraki was on Monday night severally praised for her contribution to the improvement of the situation of women and children in the country,
The recognition which came from various speakers was capped with the vote of thanks by the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Josephine Anenih who described Mrs Saraki has one of
the most passionate about the wellbeing of women and children especially as it concerned survival. She thanked Mrs Saraki for her constant reminder to the society on the need to ensure that women and children do not die unnecessarily.

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health is a Human Right!- Toyin Saraki

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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President of The WellBeing Foundation, Mrs Toyin Saraki has advocated for the need to begin to treat maternal, newborn and child health as basic human right.

In a statement to mark this year’s International Human Rights Day, Mrs Saraki – the National Champion, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health for the White Ribbon Alliance and Chair of the Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA) Child Rights Committee – pointed out that: “One of the provisions of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that ‘Every human being has the right to health, including healthcare.’ Unfortunately, this right to healthcare and maternal and children health care in particular, is not taken care of in our society”

Mrs Saraki stated further that currently, Nigeria bears the largest proportion of the world’s burden for maternal and child mortality. She noted that unless stakeholders quickly agreed on the need to tackle adequate health care delivery as a basic human right for which a woman, her pregnancy and child are entitled, it might soon assume ‘crisis dimensions’.

“Current statistics show that every year Nigeria loses between 54,000 and 59,000 women due to pregnancy and pregnancy-related causes. It is even scarier when you hear that a Nigerian woman dies from pregnancy or some complications related to pregnancy every ten minutes. With the wealth of resources that Nigeria possesses, this is unjustifiable. Data on the number of deaths of newborns, infants and under-fives is equally frightening.” Mrs Saraki said.

She called on all stakeholders including the Federal Ministry of Health, the National Health Insurance Scheme, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, relevant NGOs and global development partners in the country to work towards an effective health service delivery system, based on verifiable statistics and linked to a credible, sustainable health insurance scheme, which would deliver health care to women and children at their point of need and wherever they live. This will go a long way to improve the survival of women and children in Nigeria.

Adeniran Adedokun

Special Assistant (Media and Strategy) to Her Excellency.