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Caroline Nambeye

Caroline Nambeye - 2016 Nominee
Position: Teen Connector
Organization: Marie Stopes International Zambia
Miss Nambeye has made outstanding contributions to the adolescent sexual and reproductive health field for the 2 years that she has worked for the Marie Stopes I. – Mathews Mhuru, Social and Behavior Change Communications Manager at Palladium Group International
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Working as a teen connector has helped me save a lot of girls from teen pregnancy and dropping out of school due to pregnancy. I have also helped reduce contraction of sexually transmitted diseases and end poverty.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

To end teen pregnancy and allow girls to complete their education.

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

My biggest challenge has been the myths the parents tell their children about family planning. To over come it I had to talk to the parents and give them more information on family planning to clear their myths.

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

In Zambia, our only challenge has been access to family planning. Not too many facilities to provide family planning. Having more facilities to provide family planning services would overcome our challenge.

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

In the next five years I want to see more females educated and empowered and see an end to child marriage and teen pregnancy.

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