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Caroline Nyandat

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Caroline Nyandat - 2017 Nominee
Position: Reproductive Health Coordinator
Organization: Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET)
Current Location: Kenya, Africa
Bachelors of Arts, Sociology and Anthropology; with Information Technology from Maseno University
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
1. Diploma in Project Management – Kenya Institute of Management
2. Diploma in Nursing (Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse) at Kenya Medical Training Collage Kisumu (KMTC).
3. Certificate in Counseling – Kenya Institute of Professional Counselors (KIPC)
Caroline Nyandat has spearheaded the distribution of family planning products and services all over western Kenya for the last decade .She has also been on the fore front in advocacy of sexual right and human rights and has mentored many . – Joel Alex, Youth Peer Provider at KMET
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

As a key family planning champion have built capacity of 300 young providers to provide family planning services in six Counties in Kenya.Having demand creation and information 110 youth peer providers and community health volunteers capacity was built to create demand for uptake of of contraceptives and men and women were referred for information and services to forty four facilities that were also youth friendly.The County policy makers have also been engaged through advocacy to have budget allocations that support family planning and two Counties have managed to allocated funds that support family planning services.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

The fact that as a young reproductive provider saw young women sort to unsafe abortion and were referred with complications as a result of abortion and noticed that most of them were as a result of unmet need to contraceptives .The health systems had limited youth friendly facilities that support young people access to quality sexual reproductive health information and contraceptives .

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

Collaborating and networking with Ministry of Health in delivering sexual reproductive health information and services through community outreaches and facility in reaches.Holding awareness and sensitization campaigns for sexual reproductive health service uptakes especially family planning.
Engaging the Ministry of Health supervisors to train, mentor and provide on the job training to providers on family planning provision.

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? :

Network with Ministry of health and other sexual reproductive health community based organizations to sensitize adolescents and Young people with the right information on contraceptives hence accelerates uptake of services.will work with already existing structures like community health volunteers, peer educators and trained providers to provide information and services to adolescents, young people and women .Sensitize providers to offer quality family planning services .

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