Profile

Toyin Saraki

Founder-President at Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Toyin Ojora Saraki is founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa), a pan-African maternal health and wellbeing charity. WBF Africa has become one of the most influential and active organizations in the area of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), working across sectors to deliver innovative solutions such as its flagship WBFA IMNCH Personal Health Record and the MamaKit. WBF Africa goes beyond aid; it is dedicated to advocacy and the formation of best practices in health, education, women’s empowerment and social welfare.

A qualified barrister, Saraki built a successful private sector career before dedicating the last 21 years to philanthropy. Saraki is a global advocate of the UN’s Every Woman Every Child effort, acts as board chair of the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria, chair of the FIDA International Committee on Law Protecting the Rights of Children and is Goodwill Ambassador of the Olave Baden-Powell Society (OB-PS), which supports the efforts of the World Association of Girls Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). She also sits on the boards of the Global Foundation for the Elimination of Domestic Violence and The Africa Justice Foundation.

Saraki is married to H.E. Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki MBBS CON, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Kwara Central), and together they are blessed with four children.

Tags: Education, Environment, Global Health, Human Rights, Microfinance, Poverty Alleviation, Women & Girls, Youth, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Sub-Saharan Africa, 2014 APF, 2013 GPF