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Sheye Ibrahim

Sheye Ibrahim - 2017 Nominee
Position: Program Officer
Organization: MNCH Coalition
Current Location: Gombe State, Nigeria, West Africa.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Biochemistry) from University of Ilorin
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
1. Certificate of National Service of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
2. National HCT Training for Community Workers in Nigeria supported by Federal Ministry of Health and Sociey for Family Health (SFH)
3. Microsoft Certified Infotech Professional Diploma in System Networking / Administration
4. Peer Education Training Course under the National Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project through the NYSC Scheme.
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Letter Of Commendation
    Awarding Organization:
    National Youth Service Corp Directorate Head Quarter, Abuja, Nigeria.
    Date Awarded:
    August 10, 2016
As a Community Super Activist on MamaYe Campaign on Maternal & New born Health (MNH) in Gombe state, He creates awareness of most of the critical areas concerning maternal health in the state i.e safe motherhood, ANC & Newborn death, blood donation. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

As an Adolescent & Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) Consultant, I have contributed to the RH issues most especially Family Planning Uptake in diverse ways in my community, LGA & State through Advocacy, Demand Creation, Program Implementation and Research.
The following are part of my significant contribution to Family Planning in Gombe state Northern Nigeria;
1. Establish an indigenous grassroots Family Planning movement advocating for increased access, resources and quality services in Gombe state.
2. Advocate for the adoption & design of state specific family planning Blueprint
3. Supported development of State costed implementation plan (CIP) for the Family Planning Blueprint
4. Advocate for Family Planning allocation in the Health Ministry budget with timely release of fund.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Mothers and Children are dying . . . Infant and child mortality rates are high. At present, one out of every 7 to 8 children dies before his first birthday. The poor reproductive health indicators in Nigeria have posed major health and economic challenges. Gombe State has a total fertility rate of 7.4 children per woman and a CPR for modern methods of 4.5% (NDHS 2013).
There will be continuous increase in maternal mortality and poverty in Northern Nigeria if these are not corrected.

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

1. Take the lead in establishing an indigenous grassroots Family Planning movement advocating for increased access, resources and quality services in Gombe State Northern Nigeria through collective efforts of grassroots organizations and local community members.
2. As a Community Super Activist, drive the implementation of demand creation activities at community level to increase access, improve knowledge, promote positive attitude & perception of women and men of reproductive age on MNH.

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? :

The Platform will give me a leverage for Crosscutting experience sharing with others on advancing Family Planning globally. Aside this, the platform will place me on a global strata as a Young Family Planning Champion mobilizing and sensitizing the younger generation on Reproductive Health Issues especially Family Planning and Child Spacing.
The grant will be channeled to Community Involvement on FP through Advocacy, Community mobilization & Mass Media: Radio drama, IEC materials, etc.

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Facilitation of Peer Education Training Course and Sensitization on the National Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project through the NYSC Scheme in Jigawa State, Nigeria., On the field during Mobile HIV Counselling and Testing in a brothel in Gombe state, Nigeria., As an ARSH Cosultant, educating Female Students on Sexual & Reproductive Health in Gombe state Northern Nigeria.

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