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Bibin Joseph

Bibin Joseph - 2019 Nominee
Position: Assistant Manager - Programs
Organization: Ipas Development Foundation
Current Location: India
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Tropical Paediatric Course by Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF)
Global Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course by MSF
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Best Employee of 2009
    Awarding Organization:
    Ramkrishna Care Hospital, Raipur,Chhattisgharh
    Date Awarded:
    January 4, 2010
75 Public Votes Reached!
Bibin’s passion of working in public health and family planning combined with his coaching style in FP counselling focused on behaviour change with role plays and case studies, offer clarity for the providers to accept, adapt and make a difference. – Vinoj Manning, Chief Executive Officer at Ipas Development Foundation
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

In MSF, provided quality ANC Check-up, PNC care and Counselling including FP, conducted over 100 normal deliveries in a remote and conflict affected area of Chhattisgarh state with limited resources and socio-cultural as well as language barrier.
As a trainer in IDF, I trained and supported more than 200 providers of government hospitals to ensure that quality family planning services are continuously provided, the right techniques are used, and the required supplies and commodities are available at the facility for these services.
My current role is to provide technical and programmatic support in planning and implementing the program activities and serving vulnerable women over 150 government facilities and strengthening FP training systems in those facilities in the two states.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Though born in second-most populated country & in a densely populated state, I was oblivious to the extent of unawareness on FP until I started practicing as a nurse. In my early career, I counselled women who had never heard or used contraception. I have a vivid memory of a woman married for 4 years who died in labour carrying her third child. Such experiences have strengthened my resolve to work on FP to enable women to make informed contraceptive choices & reduce unmet need for FP services.

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

An unfortunate incident─a woman’s death due to PPH was misconstrued as death due to IUCD insertion leading to community outburst. As a result, the facility stalled FP service provision. I led the team that intervened at three levels to reinitiate FP services─provided focused technical support to facility staff; liaised with health officials explaining the impact of stalling services in high TFR area; & conducted community intermediary orientations to clarify misconceptions about the incident

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? :

Having learnt and experienced widely on FP services, I want to disseminate the knowledge gained to larger group by using this platform and would like to develop
- A simple, interactive, user friendly tool that can help the providers in providing balanced counselling.
- Check list for counselling to identify the issues, needs and misconceptions.
- Job aid for decision making for contraceptive choice.
- Video assisted teaching for nurses on FP counselling technique in different languages.

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