Toyin Ojora Saraki

Founder of the 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 organisations 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 implementation of best practice in health, education, women’s empowerment and social welfare. A qualified barrister, Toyin built a successful private sector career before dedicating the last 25 years to philanthropy. Toyin is a global advocate of the UNs’ Every Woman Every Child effort, acts as Board Chair of the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria, chairs 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. More recently, Toyin was named Global Champion of Universal Health Coverage at the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum which convened in Tokyo in 2017. Toyin is the Global Goodwill Ambassador of the ICM, for which she campaigns tirelessly to raise the plight and status of midwives around the world. Toyin is married to H.E. Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki MBBS CON, Senate President of Nigeria, and together they are blessed with four children.