Hameed Adediran

2019 Winner

Position: Program Manager

Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery from University of Ibadan

Additional Degrees and Certifications:

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Certificate in Public Health in Humanitarian Crises from Johns Hopkins University

Certificate in Youth Leadership Programme from LEAP Africa

Certified Master Trainer in Family Planning Methods – FMOH

Certificate in FP Data Analysis and Interpretation from UNFPA

Certificate FP Data Analysis from Track20 Project
Awards Received:
Oyo 30Under30 Award for Innovation and Technology
Awarding Organization:
Th!nkOyo Initiative of Oyo State Government
Date Awarded:
December 18, 2013
Most Outstanding University of Ibadan Personality Award
Awarding Organization:
Junior Chamber International
Date Awarded:
October 6, 2010
Service Leadership Award
Awarding Organization:
Date Awarded:
September 30, 2009

“Dr Hameed Adediran supports the national advocacy and capacity building for the rollout of DMPA-SC among family Planning method mix in Nigeria, notably for his current work as the Program Manager of ARFH’s RASuDiN Project across 10 states in Nigeria.”


Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have trained and mentored over 500 FP providers in Nigeria in addition to engaging government at various levels through policy development/reviews and advocacy for Family Planning.
I coordinated the operationalization of task shifting policy for FP in Nigeria by developing tools for CHEWs to provide LARC services thereby increasing access to modern FP methods.
I have worked on a number of FP projects which increased access to under-served populations. First was the FP-HIV integration project in 2 states of Nigeria. I also worked with a team to reach over 100,000 women displaced by insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria with integrated RMNCH services.
I now coordinate the roll out of DMPA-SC/SI among FP method mix in 10 states by training over 8,000 facility and community providers.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

In 2003, I was a youth volunteer with Association for Reproductive and Family Health where we engaged in grassroots mobilization for Family Planning/Sexual and Reproductive Health services via stage plays, rallies and media programmes. The first spark to be the change agent was however during medical school on clinical posting to Igbo Ora; a community of record high twinning rates and extremely low access to FP. That passion drives me till date.

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

As a Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Health in 2015, I provided leadership support in the development of tools for the provision of LARC by CHEWs in Nigeria. This laid the foundation for increased access to LARC services in hard to reach areas and facilities managed by lower cadre health officers.
Also, I currently coordinate the scale up of DMPA-SC among FP method mix in 10 States through advocacy, training, service delivery and demand generation activities.

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? 

A key barrier to FP uptake by the youths is lack of access to quality FP information, counselling and commodities. If named a winner and with my experience in DMPA-SC/SI, I’ll use the platform to develop innovative strategies in promoting youth-focused FP services. I’ll train more health workers on youth-friendly services while using the social media to educate youths on FP. This assures of reduced number of unplanned pregnancy, unsafe abortion thus significantly reducing maternal mortality.

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