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As I head to global engagements on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, my The Wellbeing Foundation Africa Frontline Programmes continue to provide timely access and leading optimal services to health, wellbeing and social care in 230 hospitals, 92 schools, and 100 communities, across 7 states in Nigeria, for all.
On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the urgency of combating racism and racial discrimination, based on a global set of common values and the acknowledgment that rights are inherent to every single human being, is core to the WBFA social work which aims to advance equality, combat racism, racial discrimination, and related intolerance through grassroots education and community behavioural change.
As my Wellbeing Foundation Africa in Special Consultative Status to the United Nations ECOSOC advocates for the elimination of discrimination and embraces the need for equity, I am looking forward to attending this week’s United Nations Water Conference, and providing insight on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular #SDG6 – ensuring access to water and sanitation for all WASH.
Water is critical for the health and prosperity of people and the planet, and frontline feedback is essential in guiding global thought leadership which leads to the necessary programmatic actions on the ground. Together, we must harness this once-in-a-generation opportunity to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2030 to mainstream hygiene as central to community and maternal health, while eliminating conditions that perpetuate discrimination.