ICM’s Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador
The ICM is delighted to announce that Her Excellency Toyin Saraki has accepted the Board’s invitation to be the Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador. As the ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs Saraki will help raise awareness of midwives and midwifery, extending the influence of midwives, whilst lobbying and advocating for policy changes relating to maternal, newborn, and reproductive healthcare nationally and internationally. Mrs Saraki will also promote the aims, objectives and priorities of ICM, and assist in facilitating its work with member associations, especially in the countries where maternal health is most at risk. This is wonderful news for midwives, mothers, and families worldwide! We extend a warm welcome to Her Excellency and look forward to working with her.
About HE Toyin Ojora-Saraki
Mrs Saraki dedicated over 22 years to philanthropy. As the First Lady of Kwara State, Nigeria, Toyin fought for Child Rights and enhanced the access of every citizen to healthcare and education. As Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Toyin advocates internationally for MNCH and the improvement of the health systems across Africa. WBFA’s Personal Health Record© is currently aiding in reducing child and maternal mortality in Nigeria and will move Africa towards attaining MDGs 4 and 5.
A global advocate of the UNs’ Every Woman Every Child effort, Toyin acts as Board Chair of the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria, Chair of the FIDA International Committee on Law Protecting the Rights of Children, Goodwill Ambassador of the Olave Baden- Powell Society (OB-PS) which supports the efforts of the World Association of Girls Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), and sits on the boards of the Global Foundation for the Elimination of Domestic Violence and The Africa Justice Foundation.