Toyin Saraki To Deliver Opening Address At 8th Africa Sexual Health And Rights Conference In South Africa


The Wife of the Senate President and Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki will deliver the opening address at the 8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights, scheduled for Johannesburg, South Africa, on St. Valentine’s Day,  14th February, 2018.

Invited to speak on the topic: “Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Girls”,  the conference, themed “Woman Up” is aimed at building on the recommendations, opportunities and challenges arising from a number of global and continental instruments, commitments and roadmap such as the Maputo Plan of Action, Africa Health Strategy, African Union Agenda 2063, UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy For Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Health, Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030, Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARRMA), African Union Roadmap on Harnessing Demographic Dividend and the Catalytic Framework to End AIDS, TB, and Malaria in Africa by 2030.

Mrs Saraki will also participate in the UNFPA-hosted “Panel Discussion – Midwifery Workforce: The Critical Pathway to Advancing Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health in Africa”.

Mrs Saraki, who additionally serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), will join global health and rights leaders, including H.E. Gracia Machel, UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem, UNWomen Executive Director H.E Phumzile Mlambo Ngucka, Honorable Professor Gyan Baffour, Minister of Planning Ghana, African Union Commissioner H.E. Sarah Anyang-Agbor, and H.E, Jayathma Wickramanayake, Youth Envoy To the United Nations Secretary General, as well as coordinators of national, regional, and global development agencies, at the conference which will last till February 16th 2018.

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