Toyin Saraki opens up in Emotional Interview about losing one of her Twins as a Stillbirth | Listen

Toyin Saraki with Akwasi Sarpong

Toyin Saraki with Akwasi Sarpong

In a move to create awareness of the direct and indirect costs of stillbirths, Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, Founder-President of the leading maternal health NGO – Wellbeing Foundation Africa spoke with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to call for improvements in health education and access to primary healthcare – key elements to reducing stillbirths around the world.

According to Toyin Saraki, she tragically lost one of her twins due to failures in the Nigerian public health care system.

She stated, “I was fighting for one life and completely bewildered how to mourn the other life…People did not know whether to congratulate or commiserate with me. Stillbirths often go unrecorded, let alone lead to counselling. This is why I started the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, which works to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health across the continent.” 

You can listen to her interview below:

8 Comments on Toyin Saraki opens up in Emotional Interview about losing one of her Twins as a Stillbirth | Listen
  • bayowa January 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Cant help but notice the simplicity of this administrations first 3 ladies sha!!!! and its breathtaking to see how simple beautifully African the trio is.

    #lovemesomerealafricanbeauties

    • Guvner January 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Are. The trio are. You are welcome.

      • bronx January 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

        monitor Guvner……face your work….monitor Guvner oni ise……face your work

  • prince January 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    my younger sis lost 2children to still birth. it can be very painful and this is a good move. people need to hear this

  • Jani January 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    It must have been a terrible experience, no wonder there is strange sadness in her eyes despite her smiles. It’s amazing to know that this was what channelled her foundation’s work to prevent deaths in pregnancy and childbirth. Keep going Mrs Saraki, I hope the training you are giving Nigeria’s midwives will reduce stillbirths and deaths, 300,000 stillbirths in Nigeria annually is a shocking statistic.

  • Boladale January 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    When they stop eating what is meant for million people alone, I can listen to her. Which foundation? Are they not our problem, richer getting richer and poorer getting poorer.

  • …just saying January 21, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Oh! dear, with this kind of experiences, you’d think that the RAC hospital she spent so much money on for the poor would at least be operational. The hospital is dead now.

  • Samira January 22, 2016 at 12:45 am

    just saying – I heard Mrs Saraki gave her former cottage clinic to the state government but the current governor’s wife Mrs Omolewa Ahmed killed it dead. No wonder that when Mrs Saraki was commissioning that big new maternity hospital at Eruku she brought her foreign friends to build and run it.

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