Toyin Ojora-Saraki is the founder-president of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA). She is a Nigerian advocate for women’s and children’s health and empowerment, with two decades of advocacy covering reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; ending gender-based discrimination and violence; and improving education, socio-economic empowerment, and community livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa.
In April, the International Confederation of Midwives and United Nations Population Fund released calls to action on the protection of midwives, women, and newborns during the pandemic. This op-ed presents the inside story behind those calls.
Basic sanitation, water, and hygiene must no longer be overlooked at health centers where there absence is leading to preventable deaths, argues Toyin Ojora Saraki, the founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa.