On Tuesday 13 December, Mrs.Toyin Ojora Saraki was awarded the title of Vaccine Champion by Women Advocates for Vaccine Access (WAVA) in Nigeria, Abuja.
WAVA is a group of influential and elite political, business and youth leaders, senior civil servants, religious and traditional leaders and top media personalities; who promote immunization practices and sustainable governmental and donor financing.
Mrs. Toyin Saraki has been a long-time advocate for increasing the access to and funding for newborn and childhood vaccinations. Her organization, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) devised the client-held Personal Health Record (PHR) and Child Health Record Book (CHRB) aimed at monitoring the health of women and children throughout their respective pregnancy, delivery neonatal and under-5 year continuum of care. The PHR affirms vaccines as a crucial determinant of health for both mother and infant.
"The Wellbeing Foundation Africa was founded on the recognition that accurate information, delivered to and from expectant mothers, and the healthcare workers, most especially the skilled midwives that deliver a crucial continuum of care and counsel, respectfully, can bridge the data divide, and ensure universal coverage of Civil Registrations and Vital Statistics; our Tripod Solution delivers data to medical facilities, health workers and patients simultaneously and seamlessly, effectively and accountability. "
As WAVA Vaccine Champion, Mrs. Toyin Saraki committed to amplifying the work of WAVA through her national and international channels to increase impact.