Monday, January 4, 2016 8:19 am
The Guardian UK Global Development Network (GDN) has named Mrs. Toyin Saraki’s transformational and life-saving Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), one of the favourite NGO Heroes of 2015.
WBFA aims at reducing and eliminating preventable maternal and child deaths through advocacy and implementation of innovative interventions.
GDN having reviewed over a hundred nominations submitted by the general public selected a few and shared their stories in an article published on its online platform.
The article commended WBFA for its work in bringing best-practice models to Kwara State, in north-central Nigeria, including the development and distribution of client-held personal health records (PHRs), and 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 which aims to lower maternal mortality by up to 20%.
WBFA was recognised alongside Medical Aid for Palestinians in Gaza; Barefoot Lawyers – Uganda; and Christian Aid UK.
WBFA says the recognition will serve as a source of encouragement towards increasing its efforts in the fight to save more lives, and empower women and adolescent girls through innovative, tested and proven solutions/interventions.
WBFA remains committed to working with communities across Africa to build learning and awareness, as well as empower women, thereby creating opportunities/platforms that enable them to seek better lives for themselves and their communities, while contributing our quota towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
First Published by: The Guardian UK