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Alinda Ndenga

Alinda Ndenga - 2019 Nominee
Position: Senior Service Delivery Officer
Organization: jhpiego
Current Location: AFRICA-KENYA
75 Public Votes Reached!
Transitioned 723 sites from classical to NXT, scaled up of post partum FP in 113 facilities with over 4000 users, championed scale up of 756 sites for PIFP in 4 Counties, developed LNG-IUS training manual and a pilot in 21 sites with 300 new users. – elizabeth kileku, Reproductive health coordinator at Ministry of Health, Kisumu
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

More than 2500 Health Care providers trained in LARC. Transitioned 756 sites from Classical to NXT Implanon in 5 counties. Scale up of 113 sites on Immediate Post-Partum Family over 5011 women accessing and about 47% of these were new clients.). Led the scale of PIFP in more than 542 sites to improve on quality and integration .Speer headed reverse referral Consultants visited peripheral facilities to offer services mentorship with uptake from zero to 126 Bilateral tubal ligation and 5 vasectomies.Participated in development of Hormonal IUD /Post Partum Training curriculum. I co-ordinated studies;Sayana Press Feasibility study in Siaya and Hormonal Intra -uterine device in Kisumu County to improve on method mix more than 300 women received the LNG-IUS findings would advice policy

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Twenty years ago I went through the most heart wrenching experience of watching my mother through an inevitable transition after braving HIV .I was only seventeen thrown into oblivion and hopelessness. Life without my Northstar was unbearable. I am extremely privileged to be following my passion borne out of a tragedy. What a sense of relief to know that advocacy and championing on contraceptive use reduce Preventable Maternal mortalities by about 40%. In essence contraceptives is life saving

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

Through improving data generation and utilization I projected the need to improve uptake of immediate post-partum family planning as opposed the conventional outreaches this increased the uptake by about 15%.
Improved Reproductive Health Financing through development of costed work plan led to allocation of funds to support key various activities in the County
Procurement of Family planning equipment
Advocacy on AYSRH needs through the county to allow flexible hours at the facilities

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? :

To improve uptake of immediate PPFP as a high impact intervention I shall use solar charged radios for running PPFP messaging in the local dialect for 24 hours in 55 high volume sites occasional breaks where the Nurses can share and carry out group counselling before going into one on one counselling for service delivery. This will make it easy for the nurses to offer counselling as the clients will have accessed information. Its against the background of severe Under staffing in Facilities

Video Introduction
Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
During Commodity Supervision Capacity Training on Interval IUCD with a brown dress looking on as a Trainee perfoms Handing over Family Planning Equipment to Various Counties. The lady with a microphone.

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