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: