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Halima Lila

Halima Lila
Position: Co-Founder and Director of Hope Centre Tanzania, Co-Founder & Co-Chair Tanzania Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health (TAYARH) Coalition and Gender & Youth Activist
Organization: Hope Centre Tanzania and TAYARH
Current Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Masters in Development Studies/MPH from University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Development Studies/MPH
Dissertation Topic: Perception of risk for HIV amongst South African University students: The impact of the MTV film “SHUGA”
BA Honours Degree (Development studies)
Course Work:Community Development, AIDS and Development, Social Problem, Development Management and Theories of Social Transformation
BA (Women’s & Gender Studies and Sociology)
Course Work: Women’s and Gender studies, Sociology, Ethics, History and Political Studies
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Golden Key International Honour Society
    Awarding Organization:
    University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Award:
    Membership
    Awarding Organization:
    International AIDS Society (IAS)
  • Award:
    Certificate of Evaluation of Award
    Awarding Organization:
    The Tanzania Commission for University
Mobile contraceptive interventions in the communities with low usage of FP. She trains and empowers youth on FP demand creation. Engage and involve boys and men in FP interventions in communities with low FP usage. – Patricee Douglas, Medical Doctor , Women's and Girls' Heath and Rights Activist at SRHR Adventures with Dr.Pat
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? :

In Tanzania; Modern contraceptive use among 15-19 years remains low at 13% even though one in every four young married women age 15-19 years have a desire to use contraception but are not using any method.$1000 Will use in a continuation of mobile Family Planning intervention among young girls in remote settings in Tanzania. This will help young girls to access family planning information, services and supplies to make informed decisions towards their future plans.

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