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Alfred Sigo

Alfred Sigo - 2016 Nominee
Position: Director
Organization: Pwani Youth Network
He is improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights for young adolescent through advocacy in Kenya. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

My name is Alfred Sigo,Director Pwani Youth Network a local organization that is championing for Development of Youth and Development.For the last three years 4 year i have been working with young people from informal settlement of Mombasa to champion the issue of family planning among the adolescent.Youth from my area have been facing alot of challenge on matter of the Sexual Reproductive health and getting proper information and health services,I have been championing for increase in family planning,Today we have set up a youth friendly center in Mikindani Mombasa and have setlite drop in centers for in several areas to provide free condom to the youths and the community.More than 5000 Youth are currently receiving health services.mainly the area is support youth and women

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Poverty stricken families struggling to raise children and unable to send their children to school. Maternal mortality dealth can be reduces by the us of fp .having worked with young people and mainly the adolescent health for last 5 years I am alive because my mother spaced us well and she used FP. Nationally and County the government can save a lot of resources and prioritize on FP

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your family planning efforts, and what have you done to overcome it?

Health financing have been the greatest challenge in my country,the biggest challenge in financing health is that more than 80 percent of the health financing goes to the pay salary and upgrading hospital,We have also been facing the challenge of the law governaing family planning and religion
We are working with the county government to increase financing on family planning and for the last one year the financing has increased from 20% to 30% of the county Budget

What is your (country/region/city)’s biggest challenge in family planning, and how can it be addressed?

Poverty is still one of the largest challenge my country ,Cultural myths and misconceptions, religion and Family planning and gender norms and also health financing .Lobby for Health financing and mainly family planning allocation.
Community education and awareness to the community to help them with proper information on Family planning

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

I want to see health Financing increase the Number of young people using family planning methods to help reduce Maternal and Mortality dealth by atleast 80% .I am hoping that through Pwani Youth Network we can set up more youth friendly center in the Coast region to help reduce death happening in the area,We are hoping that the County government can work together to help the adolescent in the area

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