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Onyinye Belinda Ndubuisi

Onyinye Belinda Ndubuisi - 2017 Nominee
Position: Program Analyst HIV/AIDs,Gender &Human Rights
Organization: UNDP Nigeria
MSc Public Health from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    MTV staying alive award for young people doing HIV/AIDS outstanding work in Nigeria
    Awarding Organization:
    MTV International nework
    Date Awarded:
    December 1, 2006
Ms Onyinye Ndubuisi is passionate about young people's access to things that touches/changes livelihoods for young women and familyplanning for young women. Onyinye believes everyone has a right to super livelihood. She hardnut to cissue in this area – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Churches are fertile institutions to approach for result oriented intervention, since many women find it an acceptable community and a place of solace.
I meet with women leaders in churches to enlighten about family planning and its benefits. They subsequently arrange time for talks, workshops and seminars on family planning.
I do interactive presentations and talks with the women. Passionately spreading the message of appropriate timing and spacing of pregnancies, discussing the positive impact of family planning. I distribute female condoms at these opportunities, something to take home.
Many women are not yet aware of how to protect themselves from multiple pregnancies, resulting in high maternal mortality rates. Those who are aware need to be convinced that adopting family planning is good for them . This requires hardwork. My strategy provides information and calls for integrating these messages and counseling into existing family planning platforms for the community woman to key into.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

You are most effective when you're doing what you love, so let's say am doing what I love. I steeled myself internally to do what has become second nature to me since taking a personal oat to be a voice for the women. That began to change when, in my human rights activist pursuits, I travelled around and I got first-hand experience in these communities, where women do not have access to family planning. I saw how these women, were not empowered to participate in society and how their families suffered as a result.

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

I set up think tanks around this issues in every community I went to enable sustainability of the interventions, that way the project is being monitored the community members. We provided avenue for partnership with facilities to provide counseling, facilitated family planning kits and linking to organizations that provided family planning services.

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 further use this grant to advance family planning work in two communities in Abia and Imo States. and also do radio jingles via radio Nigeria on the merits of family planning which will reach out to more than 60 million Nigerians directly and more 100 million people indirectly.

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