Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s Toyin Saraki Commends Unilever Nigeria’s Corporate Social Responsibility in Support of Maternal Health

By WellBeing Foundation

Commending Unilever Nigeria for its donation of relief materials, which were distributed to Nigerian Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, Nassarawa and Yola, the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki, has called on all corporations to emulate Unilever’s example, and incorporate elements of good corporate citizenship into their Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

Having partnered with Unilever Nigeria to distribute personal care and hygiene products to pregnant and nursing mothers in the Wassa IDP Camp in Abuja; several IDP Camps in Borno State, north-east Nigeria; and nurses and midwives in Kwara State, north-central Nigeria, Mrs. Toyin Saraki expressed appreciation to Unilever for their dedication to advancing the lives of Nigerians by delivering quality health and hygiene products.

Expressing appreciation to Unilever for the donation, Mrs. Saraki additionally stated that the partnership with Unilever Nigeria to empower internally displaced mothers, was in furtherance of the Foundation’s mission to “ensure that every woman’s experience of motherhood is a safe and enjoyable one, and that the factors necessary for dignity, including safe sanitary and hygiene practices, are in place for Nigerian women and families, especially the most vulnerable.” Commending Unilever Nigeria for supporting the Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) programs, Mrs. Saraki anticipates further collaborative actions with the company to ensure sustainable livelihoods for Nigerian women and families.

Courtesy of Unilever Nigeria, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa empowered women with personal hygiene products during its antenatal classes conducted at the IDP Camp in Wassa, Abuja and during its WBFA Alaafia Kwara Antenatal Education Curriculum Classes for Birth Preparedness in Kwara state. Having also distributed Unilever personal hygiene products to 50 midwives trained in Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) as part of a “skills and drills” training package offered in conjunction with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Foundation also made a donation of Unilever personal hygiene products in support of the Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Buhari’s efforts to assist internally displaced persons in Borno State.