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Bruno Ki

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Bruno Ki - 2017 Nominee
Position: Technical Director, Burkina Faso
Organization: Pathfinder International
Current Location: Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
Medical Doctor
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Master in Public Health
Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health Research
University Diploma in Epidemiology
University Diploma in Nutritional Epidemiology
Certificate of competence in tubal ligation in minilaparotomy
From leading the outreach team on tubal ligation to mentoring fellow gynecologists to serving in Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Ki is committed to not only ensuring contraceptive access for women but also strengthening Burkina’s health system – Caroline Crosbie, Senior Vice President at Pathfinder International
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I work as the Technical Director for Pathfinder International’s programs in Burkina Faso. Our programs include initiatives for long-acting and permanent method access, and innovation design in contraceptive service delivery, including to reduce provider bias related to adolescent and youth contraceptive access. Before joining Pathfinder, I was a pioneer in Burkina, providing mobile tubal ligation for women who choose to limit childbearing. With this outreach strategy, I provided more than 4,000 tubal ligations over five years, which is equivalent to 40,000 couple years protection. For the past year I have worked to design public health physician’s training and mentoring on tubal ligation to disseminate this highly technical clinical skill in the country. So far, six doctors are trained.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I started my first job as a general physician with the Ministry of Health in the North region of Burkina Faso where malnutrition and unsafe rates are high. In that job, I understood that too-close birth spacing (main cause of malnutrition) and unsafe abortion are due to lack of information on family planning and contraceptive method accessibility. This drove me to engage to help women to access to family planning, including for youth. Since 2009, I have provided long acting and permanent methods

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

I started the outreach strategy for tubal ligation with Marie Stopes Burkina Faso with advocacy for the necessity of this strategy and leading the process from startup to demand creation to service delivery. In working with Pathfinder, I guide implementation of project activities. I am responsible nationally for training public health physicians for outreach tubal ligation and successfully advanced the service such that now it is included in the national family planning training guidelines.

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 is an opportunity for me to show the possibility and the importance to bring all contraceptive methods to all women in need. Moreover, it can allow me to disseminate outreach strategy in other areas as a best practice in reproductive health and create a network with others family planning programs to collaborate for long-acting and permanent method scale-up. With this grant, I wish to participate at the West African Health Organization annual best practices meeting.

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