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Clementina Phiri

Clementina Phiri
Position: Youth Program Coordinator
Organization: Pride Community Health Organization
Current Location: Africa -Zambia
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Certificate in Psycho-social counselling
Certificate in Advocacy and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Certificate in Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Certificate in Cervical cancer and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Certificate in Public Management and Governance
Diploma in Project Planning and Management
By having full time engagement with policy makers as well as community members plus the key stakeholders to voice out on family planning among women and young girls that need to access these family planning services freely. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have been voicing out for adolescents, young people and women for them to have a clear road map in accessing family planning without being infringed, i have been engaging community leaders and the community at large so that we all move at the same pase in addressing misconceptions on family planning among the female folks.I lead by example by making sure that i tell young people to use a condom as well as a family method and also injections, i also demonstrate freely.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I saw that people where really having a burden in raising children that were not properly spaced and also with the coming up of family planning i see that we can all have health children and well spaced and it can also reduce stress and poverty among families so that they decide well on how to have a health family. A lot of people have shared testimonies with me on family planning methods. The main issue that sparked me most were unplanned pregnancies among young people.

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

As a leader i take up the leading role by setting an example on how best as a team we can achieve results pertaining to family planning. I make sure that all the people understand the concept of addressing issues on health and specifically family planning and by also ensuring that all myths and misconceptions are dealt with and we are all moving at the same level with members and participants of the family planning activity.

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 would make sure that i engage all my community members affected by family planning issues, i will ensure we orient and train them to fully understand family planning and to also conduct community and door to door activities in the same grant so that we also secure the family planning methods. This will build my community and district, country at large.

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Information desk explaining the importance of condom use as a method of family planning.

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