WHO Appoints Saraki’s Wife as Special Adviser


The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has appointed the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, as Special Adviser of its Independent Advisory Group (IAG).

Mrs Saraki’s Media Office in a statement said the appointment was made earlier this month by WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti.

The statement said she has since accepted the appointment based on the Advisory Group’s focus on women and children’s health and in view of her role as a global champion for Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC).

“As Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives, I particularly welcome the introduction of WHO AFRO’s focused curriculum for the professional qualification education of Midwives and Nurses in Africa.

“I am looking forward to hitting the ground running in my new role as special advisor at the Independent Advisory Group meeting this week in Johannesburg,” she said.

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