Olajumoke is reputable for dedication, team building and passion with experience in building capacity, providing and supervising for effective and qualitative SRH/family planning and youth friendly services.Incurably passionate about reaching the urban poor and young couples with top quality family planning services.Blogs to create awareness for family planning, population and development at www.fpwitholajummie.com.Conducted series of competency based training for providers. Provide family planning services in worship centers and poorest communities in Lagos.Launched DKT Nigeria's outreach models and reached 2500 women with quality family planning services with over 60% new and LARC users. Presently working with ARFH-NURHI 2 to remove barriers to demand and supply of quality contraceptives
Nigeria contributes 7% to world's poverty. One way out of the vicious cycle of poverty is limiting the size of the family and spacing births which can be achieved by making the right decisions and placing the family and generations unborn on the part of success. Adolescents and young couples especially the poor ones need to know this early. This is a message I promote as a family planning champion, it is a course I am committed to especially for the benefits of families in the low income group.
Although Lagos is known to be the most progressive state in Nigeria, myths and misconceptions on modern methods are major barriers to the uptake of contraceptives including long acting methods. Dispelling rumors and emphasizing the importance of family planning in improving the socioeconomic status of the family during community outreaches were especially effective evidenced by a record of 2500 clients between June to December, 2016 with over 60% new users and long acting reversible acceptors.
Irrespective of tribe, a large family size is highly valued in Nigeria. This is evident in a fertility rate of 5.5 despite the high poverty rate. This can be addressed by giving messages on family planning in clear terms linking the present socioeconomic status to the family size and the ability to meet the basic needs of individuals, families and placing the nation on the part of national development. Messages should inform people that family planning holds the key to a secured future.
By year 2020 I hope to have my advance health related degree in public health with a track in sexual and reproductive health. This will enhance my knowledge and skills in advocating, conceptualizing and implementing strategic interventions in increasing contraceptive uptake in Nigeria. With the effort of other partners family planning would be a social norm in Nigeria evidenced by a CPR of 36% and more, achieve a CPR increase of 12.5% in Lagos, Nigeria, and unbiased access to other SRH services.