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Adenike Ruth Adeoye

Adenike Ruth Adeoye - 2019 Nominee
Position: Support staff and data officer @PPFN, Osun State and Program Officer (Volunteer) @VARCE Nigeria
Organization: Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria & Value Reorintation for Community Enhancement
Bsc. Public Health from Osun State University, Osogbo.
75 Public Votes Reached!
-Training and supporting providers to offer nonjudgmental services. -Ensuring confidentiality and privacy. -Offering a wide range of contraceptive methods for people to make their choices. -Providing free services through the help of the organizat – Ademola Adebisi , Executive Director, Social worker at Value Reorintation for Community Enhancement (VARCE)
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Over the last 4 years, I sought educational, clinical and volunteer positions to increase access to and utilization of family planning and adolescent sexual and reproductive health services. During my graduate studies, I volunteered with Value Reorientation for Community Enhancement (VARCE). I completed the 5 months intensive training at PPFN where I lead training for young people. With over 2 years if experience working on ASRH and FP, I have since my first training been very intimately engaged with youth well-being including SRH&FP service delivery and advocacy from community-based intervention to school outreach and training programs. I have been proud to offer FP, compare contraceptives counselling, training and cervical cancer screening. Each year, over 10,000 young people have access

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My passion grew from a evolving understanding that young people should not be denied access to FP services. Letting everyone have the ability to reproduce, prevent fertility when desired and lead a healthy life. In 2017, I joined a NGO (VARCE) that opened my eyes to see issues of sexuality among young people. With this I did ASRH&FP training at PPFN, addressing adolescent and contraceptives through service delivery and advocacy. This made my service delivery and advocacy work endless FP services

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

Over the last 2 years, I have led 2 training for young people. Helped organize 6 SRH programs and presented at 3 outreaches in Osogbo. I worked in coalition or network with other organizations, this reinforced the impact of my actions and allowed us to learn and share experiences.
I established and facilitated the establishment of network, coalitions at state level for effectiveness and efficiency of services and also to achieve sustainable results. I am committed to training young volunteers.

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 will use this new platform to improve my FP service delivery, continue my advocacy work & educate young people creating youth health clubs, train volunteers & peer educator to encourage youth friendly health services by utilizing advanced practice clinicians(Physicians, Nurses) as providers.
I will specifically use the grant to develop tools for community campaign "Choice not chance pregnancy" for adults & "Save the future" for young people to prevent or reduce teenage pregnancy

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Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Family planning outreach Sensitizating the clients before service delivery. Educating and enlightening young people about their SRH.

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