Wife of the President of the Senate, Toyin Saraki, has been appointed the special adviser to the Independent Advisory Group of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Africa.
Toyin received the appointment, which was bestowed by WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, as it matches her focus on women and children’s health and in view of her role as a global champion for Universal Healthcare Coverage.
I am looking forward to hitting the ground running in my new role as special adviser at the Independent Advisory Group meeting this week in Johannesburg. The experience I have gained as Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, working closely with our midwives on the frontline, as part of the global Every Woman, Every Child Strategy to end all preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, including stillbirths, by 2030, will inform my advice to the WHO.
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