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Sally Salome Njiri

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Sally Salome Njiri - 2017 Nominee
Position: Technical Advocacy Officer
Organization: Jhpiego Kenya
Current Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Ongoing masters degree in public health(thesis level) from Public health Nurse
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
HND in community health science and HIV
Certificate in General Nursing
Certificate Monitoring /Evaluation
Salome has shown leadership in working with public, private sector and urban poor communities in Mombasa and Makueni. Her efforts with these teams have seen CPR increase from 29.3 to 43.8% and implant use from 1.8% to 11%. Her dedication is her edge. – Paul Nyachae, Deputy Director at Jhpiego
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I took the leadership role in working with public, private sector and urban poor communities in Mombasa and Makueni. my efforts with these teams have seen CPR increase from 29.3 to 43.8% and implant use from 1.8% to 11%. Working with County health teams to develop Costed Implementation Plans (CIP) for three counties in Kenya.
Work with County health team to support community health distributors (CBDs) to strengthen uptake of DMPA and data quality in Tharaka Nithi County that has seen over 27,000doses of DMPA offered by the CBDs.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Born and brought up in a humble family, lost my mother at tender age, my father had 3 wives with a total of 16 children, we struggled for food, clothing, health care and education. With large family, I have never stopped carrying the burden of my family, am always the source of support to everyone. if only my parents would have thought of family planning (FP), these burden would not be this much. I would not wish other people to go through what my life was, I'll always stand to support FP.

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

1. Lead a team of mentors in Mombasa county where 78 mentees graduated post mentorship program on long acting and reversible family planning (LARC).
2.Lead the services delivery component in Mombasa County through Tupange project (URHI) that saw to it the increase from CPR from 29.3% to 43.8%, Implants use from 1.8% to 11.0% and IUCD use from 1.1% to 1.6%

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? :

Having seen and witness the burden of teenage/adolescent pregnancy, my desire to improve access to quality family planning to extend well beyond direct patient care through developing a pull of Champions and advocates to reduce barriers to access to family planning. Engaging influential young leaders, advocates and champions will be an effective advocacy approach
for advancing uptake family planning among teenagers/adolescent, and promoting access to reproductive health services.

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Sally with Makueni County First lady (Spouse of Governor),Field visit assessing issues affecting girl child education in schools., Sally distributing equipment to facilities to strenghthen service delivery in Mrima Health Centre, Mombasa., Launch of beyond zero van by the Country first lady and leadership of Mombasa County.

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