Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello
Dr Amina Abubakar Bello is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a Master’s degree in public health and an advocate for the reproductive health rights of women.
She is the wife of the Niger State Governor and the founder of Raise Foundation; a nongovernmental organization whose vision is of a Nigerian where no woman dies from pregnancy related causes. Her work at the foundation has led her to become intimately involved with the plight of women with varying reproductive health issues especially women with obstetric fistula (VVF), Breast and cervical cancer. The treatment and rehabilitation of women with VVF is one of the main maternal health interventions her foundation is currently involved in.
In the last three years, her foundation has treated over one hundred women with VVF across the 3 senatorial zones of Niger State which has been instrumental to the integration of these woman back into the society. She is currently planning a centre dedicated to the treatment and prevention of fistula in the state in collaboration with the State government and the Federal Ministry of Health. She provides free birth kits to women in a bid to improve antenatal care attendance and deliveries in the primary health care centres as a way of curbing the complications from home deliveries.
In addition to her work on maternal health, she is involved in empowerment schemes for women and spends considerable time mentoring young girls as part of her girl-child education intervention