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Bonney Margret Arora

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Bonney Margret Arora - 2017 Nominee
Position: Nurse Trainer
Organization: Ipas Development Foundation
Current Location: New Delhi
Post Basic BSC Nursing
Bonney is one of the most dynamic nurse trainers. She has tirelessly facilitated over 35 onsite training's for 350 HSPs including doctors and nurses in 3 years. All of them are offering comprehensive contraception services including IUCD. – Vasanthi Krishnan, Project Director at Ipas Development Foundation
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have conducted over 35 on-site training to train HSPs, doctors, nurses and ANMs in three years. Over the years, the number of providers offering family planning services have doubled in the project area. This has resulted in increased access to contraceptive services for women in rural Jharkhand, a state with predominantly high tribal population. I also conduct regular post training visits to strengthen provider’s clinical skills to ensure high quality services to women.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

As a clinical nurse in a hospital at the start of my career I noticed women coming to hospitals for ANC services with low awareness on contraceptive methods. One of the doctors at the hospital involved me in an intervention to provide information to women on various topics including ANC, contractive devices etc. I was amazed at the interest women & their families showed in these sessions. I was driven to build my skills in capacity building from that experience and eventually moved to training.

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

I worked with facility staff to make an inventory of stocks especially focusing on IP material. I then motivated the team to maintain the stock-out information and timely indenting them. I am now working on building this ownership at all facilities we are working in.

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? :

I will use the grant to increase the scale of on-site training models and will also use the grant to educate the providers and health intermediaries about the latest family services and technologies.

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
IUCD training session, Labour room strengthening session

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