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Amos Onderi

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Amos Onderi - 2017 Nominee
Position: Program Coordinator
Organization: Kisumu Medical & Education Trust (KMET)
Current Location: AFRICA-KENYA
Master of Public Health from Maseno University
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
1. Bachelor of Science (Nursing & Public Health)-Kenyatta University, Kenya
2. Certificate in contraceptive technology
3. Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT)
4. Quality Improvement/SafeCare Standards
5. HIV Testing and Counselling
6. Cervical cancer screening
7. Facilitative supervision
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    1. Abstract reviewer for ICFP abstracts 2015-2016
    Awarding Organization:
    John Hopkins Bloomerg School of Public Health
    Date Awarded:
    November 6, 2015
  • Award:
    Award of Excellence
    Awarding Organization:
    Kisumu Medical & Education Trust
    Date Awarded:
    December 19, 2013
a founder member of huduma poa social franchise in kenya – Tom Oludhe, Founder and Executive Director at AfyaElimu Community Based Organization
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Amos Onderi is a founder member and the coordinator of the Huduma Poa social franchise in Kenya, operated by Kisumu Medical & Education Trust, the franchisor. He has facilitated building capacities of 110 private health sector clinics to integrate quality family planning method mix with other health services: HIV testing services; HIV/AIDS and TB; cervical cancer screening and child health, making the franchise clinics a one – stop shop for the target communities. The previous predominant use of injectable contraceptives across the franchise has gradually declined from 71.5% in 2012 to 41.79% in 2016. LARCs has risen to 43.37 % (Implants 38.03%, IUCD 5.34%) down from 1.5 % (Implants 1.5%, IUCD 0.0%) in 2012. The franchise has contributed to 135,986.7 Couple Years of Protection (CYPs).

What sparked your passion for family planning?

The unmet need for family planning in Kenya, and the missed opportunities it presents.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

Sharing of best practices in family planning; stakeholder engagements; strengthen private public partnerships including sharing of available resources in family planning

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

1. Strengthen the advocacy role for family planning commodity security in Kenya, 2) Improve private public partnerships in family planning, 3) Promote outreach activities for family planning services and information

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