‘ABOUT 900,000 WOMEN AND CHILDREN DIE EACH YEAR’ – WIFE OF SENATE PRESIDENT.

Mrs Toyin Saraki, Wife of the Senate President and President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), disclosed this at a strategic breakfast meeting th Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, hosted in honour of the World Bank Group led by Ms Nicole Klingen and Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA).

This is what she told the gathering;

“It is evident that far too many newborns, children, adolescents, and women in Nigeria still die from preventable conditions every year, and far too few have reliable access to quality health services,” she said.

“To address this, it is imperative that increased focus be placed on client-held personal health records – which will facilitate the much needed accountability in the health care system as enshrined the joint World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group ‘Roadmap for Measurement and Accountability in Health’ guidelines; the invaluable role of midwives; and the critical need for increased access to universal health coverage.”

Wellbeing Foundation Africa has facilitated accessible and
affordable health care for all, with a special emphasis on women and children.

“In addition to encouraging proper nutrition, adequate immunization and preventive healthcare for the populace, particularly those in the rural communities, the Foundation is fighting the high maternal and infant mortality problem facing Nigeria through advocacy; multi-sector partnerships; behaviour change communication and social media interactions; Emergency Obstetrics & Newborn Care (EmONC) skills delivery and training projects; and civic engagement to improve education.

“Taking tangible steps to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) indices in Nigeria, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and its leadership is seeking the political commitment of the Nigerian legislature in advocating for more domestic resources for RMNCAH issues.”

It may also interest you to know that her foundation, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, is working with the Federal Government in its Save One Million Lives program; a program that which empowers the Nigerian health sector to contribute equitably to the economic and social development of the nation.

 

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