Over the past years, my contributions towards family planning includes designing gender sensitive and rights based programs aimed at increasing adolescents and women of reproductive ages access to voluntary family planning services. I have also trained and mentored health workers for the efficient delivery of sexual and reproductive health services with emphasis on voluntary family planning.
Being a Public Health Specialist, my passion for family planning developed after analysing the poor health indicators of the Country and most of which can be averted just by the use of family planning services.
My passion is also dated way back to my teen years when I was recruited and trained as a peer-to-peer educator in providing accurate information on family planning and other sexual and reproductive health rights information.
One of my bigest challenge faced in my family planning efforts has been disputing the myths and misinformation regarding family planning methods.
To overcome this, I have worked with faith based organizations, traditional and community leaders providing accurate information about family planning and child spacing as well as dispelling the myths regarding family planning methods.
In Liberia, there's huge unmet needs and very low utilization of family planning services due to the high illiteracy rate and deep rooted cultural beliefs regarding contraceptives methods.
In the next few years, I will continously contribute immensely to the reduction of the high maternal mortality rate in the Country by championing family planning rights and choices. I will continue to empower health workers and volunteers especially young people to increasingly promote access to family planning information and services.
I will network with other colleagues in the field in and out of the country to learn more innovative ways in promoting family planning information and service