Trainer of trainers in Family Planning
I've been in the National Family planning program, ensuring that we provide quality and affordable family Planning service to any woman in Kenya who needs the services.
My contributions include:
1.Developing the new national documents such as National Family planning guidelines, Family planning costed implementation Plan, Medical Eligibility criteria for contraceptive -Kenyan version.
2. Focusing and Quantification for family planning commodities
3.Training more than 250 service providers on Long Acting and reversible Contraceptives
I was sparked by the high rates of maternal mortality in Kenya. The MMR is largely influenced by unintended pregnancy due to the high levels of unmet need for Family Planning,high teenage pregnancy rates and alarming cases of abortions. The rising population size versus the already constrained economy and health systems.
Most a times am the led facilitator in the LARC Training as well as representing the Ministry of Health in the high level meetings for decision making
I will use the money to conduct research on how best to offer Family Planning services to regions with low Contraceptive prevalence rates. I will learn through the research what are the barriers and best ways to overcome the barriers to contraceptive uptake in such regions.