Alhaji Mohamed Kamara

Alhaji Mohamed Kamara - 2019 Nominee
Position: Regional Coordinator
Organization: Marie Stopes Sierra Leone
Current Location: Sierra Leone, West Africa
Bachelor of Science Degree Honors In Community Health and Clinical Sciences from School of Community Health Sciences
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Higher Diploma in Community Health and Clinical Sciences
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Employee of the year 2018
    Awarding Organization:
    Marie Stopes Sierra Leone
    Date Awarded:
    February 9, 2019
75 Public Votes Reached!
A champion and ambassador for SRH activities in Sierra Leone. He creatively pushes boundaries on service delivery through action-research, innovation and collaboration enabling communities, adolescents and people living with disability to access FP – Dr. Ufuoma Omo Obi, Country Director at Marie Stopes Sierra Leone
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have been a front line service provider in FP services reaching out to over tens of thousands of deprived, vulnerable and mostly excluded young adolescent, women and people living with disability in hard to reach communities in city towns and rural area, running static clinics, mobile outreach, engaging public sector and social marketing.
My hard work and passion for women’s right to determine their sexual reproductive choice have influence and impacted the life of over hundreds of thousands of young Sierra Leonean who who have been able to successfully streamline their reproductive choice.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

In 2015 my elder sister was a victim of teenage pregnancy, at a time when our farther was struggling to raise us as single parent. We were extremely disappointed and as well my elder sister.
I strongly believe, if she could have got access to sexuality education and a family planning choice she wouldn't have got pregnant. Since then I developed a passion in pursuing a carrier in health descipline, specifically to support women through family planning and other maternal health care services.

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

I have been able to influence key decision makers in communities to change their behaviors and perceptions about family planning through robust and sustained community engagement, sensitization and family dialogue session in communities. As an advocate and a courageous personality who have always consistently stride to see the world is always a safer place for all women, I have been providing mentorship to other service providers and community volunteer groups in ensuring a wider coverage for FP

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 continue to do more community engagement, demand generation, advocacy and service delivery, reaching out to the most hard to reach communities in my country Sierra Leone.

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