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Renuka Bhadur

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Renuka Bhadur - 2017 Nominee
Position: Program officer
Organization: Jhpiego
Current Location: Jhansi
M.Sc. Nursing Psychiatric from Teerthanker Mahveer College of Nursing Mooradabad Uttar Pradesh
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
General Nursing & Midwives diploma at Lucknow, Post Basic B.Sc. nursing at Bhopal, Continuing Medical Education Programme "Update of Carcinoma cancer", certificate of Participation, Certificate of Participation "Annual National Conference " Closing the Gap: From Evidence to Action, Certificate of workshop delegate " National Workshop On Nursing Curriculum V/S Health Care Delivery System In India, Global Health eLearning Centre certificate- US abortion and FP Requirement
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Jhansi Division Appreciation Award for PPIUCD Programme
    Awarding Organization:
    Jhansi division SIFSA/ National Health Mission District Jhansi
    Date Awarded:
    March 8, 2016
  • Award:
    Jalaun District Appreciation Award for Contribution in PPIUCD Programme
    Awarding Organization:
    National Health Mission Jalaun District
    Date Awarded:
    August 19, 2016
  • Award:
    Jhansi Division Appreciation Award for Contributed Family Planning Programme
    Awarding Organization:
    Additional Director Health and Family Welfare Jhansi Division
    Date Awarded:
    November 24, 2016
Renuka, who is a nurse by profession, has strong capacity to influence senior doctors and other providers for successful implementation of the PPFP/PPIUCD programme. She has been able to channelize her strong advocacy skills for the strengthening of system – Dr Suman Babu Mishra, Additional Director, Health and Family Welfare at Government of UP
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I work to catalyse the efforts to improve access and strengthen quality of service delivery for Post-partum Family Planning (PPFP)/ PPIUCD in public health facilities in 4 districts of Uttar Pradesh catering to a population of approx. 4.8 million. Through the efforts PPFP/PPIUCD services have been introduced in public health facilities reaching out to 125, 000 pregnant women with about 30,000 PPIUCD acceptors since 2014. I have also worked to ensure the quality of the services through post-training hand-holding and strengthening counselling services to ensure informed choice and volunteerism. Mechanisms have also being established for programmatic data management for facilitating decision making through dashboard indicators at all levels.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Since my childhood days, I have seen a lot of women and families around me struggling to make ends meet due to large unplanned families. My mother had to face similar challenges in providing for my sisters and me as my dad passed away when we were kids. India being the second most densely populated country has a tough task on its hand to provide for the sprawling population. The patriarchal social structure adds to the woes of the struggling women who find it difficult to make her choices in life. This struggle and strife faced by women sparked my passion for contributing in family planning.

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

At organisational level: I have worked to build my capacities on technical and clinical training competence, and have been certified by JHPIEGO as “Master trainer”. I am also one of the select staff who has been identified as “Mentor” to support new staff members.
At stakeholder level: My effort has resulted into formal establishment of “District health Forums” in 2 districts, where all the development partners working in family planning meet under the leadership of district nodal person. Systems for monitoring and supervisions have been strengthened where public health officials participate and use the dashboard indicators for identifying the gaps and taking decisions for address them.

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? :

Becoming a winner of 120 under 40 will add massive credibility to my work at such a young age. This will act as a huge boost to my field credentials and help me push my advocacy points with added conviction. The $1000 Grant will be used to help the needy women residing in remote rural areas who have no access to government facilities due to transportation issues. I hope my effort will be noticed by the Government and they would follow suit to provide better for these under privileged women who suffer every day. I intend to reach every woman and provide services which they need and I will keep trying till I reach the last one with such needs.

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