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Anum Akram

Anum Akram - 2017 Nominee
Position: Senior Executive Regulatory Affairs
Organization: Marie Stopes Society
Doctor of Pharmacy from Baqai Medical University
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Training on Reproductive health and family planning counselling.
Training on Infection Prevention.
Training on Sexual Transmitted Disease
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    District Rotaract Representative 3271
    Awarding Organization:
    Rotary International
    Date Awarded:
    June 30, 2016
  • Award:
    Presidentship
    Awarding Organization:
    Pakistan Council of Youth
    Date Awarded:
    January 7, 2016
  • Award:
    Supporting Rotary Literacy Mission
    Awarding Organization:
    Rotary International
    Date Awarded:
    May 6, 2017
She has wide range of network and have an extensive exposure of working with various type of people. She understands well about the psyche of the people and influence them in their own way to have successful access to the service channel. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have been working in the field of family planning with MSS to control overpopulation within the country. I am more focusing to provide good quality of Family Planning services in Rural areas . I have conducted lady health workers meetings, community field meeting to bring more awareness regarding FP in poor community specially. I assure the best quality of services given to clients by provider on their own choice.Training the provider and field workers on updated FP knowledge and how to deliver it safely .

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Rising population is one of the main cause of poverty. I grew up in a community where people believes that use of contraceptives causes Infertility ,children disability and Cancer. Women had no choice in determining the number of children they should have just because of lack of information ,misconception and access to contraceptives.My only motive to make them aware about contraception and its importance in healthy life .

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

1- I led the team of QTA which secured 94% in Quarterly Technical Assessment conducted by Marie Stopes International for USAID project.
2- Led the team in various field visits in order to enable access to communities who doesn't even know what Family Planning and Contraception is all about. Those areas of visit were particularly vulnerable and usually been marked as high risk areas when it comes to life.

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? :

This platform will be used in order to connect with those potential partners whether in the country or outside which can enhance the degree of the improvisation and reach of the FP program. The grant will further be invested in training of the young individuals who can by themselves bring changes in their community.

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