Improved health funding will reduce mortality rate – Saraki

Wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, says continuous investment in health care infrastructure is one of the ways by which the government can tackle the high rate of maternal and newborn mortality in the country.
She, however, added that the task could not be left to the government alone, stressing that private partnership was also very key.
Saraki spoke to our correspondent on Monday on the sidelines of the 2017 African Philanthropy Forum Annual Conference, which is holding at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The conference, with the theme, ‘African philanthropy in a challenging global context,’ is holding between October 30 and 31.
Saraki, who is the founder of the Wellbeing Foundation, an organisation working to address the scourge of maternal and newborn death in Africa, participated in a panel discussion on “The role of government in fostering homegrown philanthropy.”
She shared the stage with the Liberian Minister of Education, George Werner; the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Akintunde Oyebode; and the Director of Special Projects, Office of the President, African Development Bank, Sipho Moyo, at a session moderated by the founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum, Jane Wales.

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017