Charles umeh

Charles umeh - 2019 Nominee
Position: Medical Doctor
Organization: IYAFP
Current Location: Nigeria, Africa
Doctor of Medicine from Nnamdi azikiwe university
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Certification in Long acting Reversible contraceptive insertion by Marie Stopes International

Certification in Reversible Long Acting Contraceptives by DKT, Nigeria.
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Youth Connekt Africa Award
    Awarding Organization:
    UNDP, Rwanda
    Date Awarded:
    October 12, 2018
75 Public Votes Reached!
Dr Charles Umeh is a Family planning advocate and also a family planning services provider.Through his Advocacy, Over 100,000 women in Nigeria have adopted various family planning methods. – Chidiebere Eneh, Program Officer at Dkt , Nigeria
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have contributed immensely in the field of family planning in my community.As a medical Doctor ,I provide private family planning services in my clinic in partnership with Marie Stopes International and Dkt who provide me with the products.On 26th September ,2018 ,I did a family planning services outreach in Anambra state in partnership with society for family health .I have also done Family planning Radio sensitization program in Nigeria over a 6 months period in partnership with DKT, Nigeria.
I am currently doing a Family planning outreach in flood affected areas of delta state,Nigeria which is being sponsored by UNFPA.Through my Advocacy,Over 200,000 couples in Nigeria have adopted various Family planning methods.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My passion for Family planning was sparked by my experience of seeing children in my community suffer due to poor family planning.As a child ,Growing up in a community setting where couples give birth by chance and not by choice sparked my passion for Family planning.

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

I was the Anambra State co-ordinator of the international Youth Alliance for Family Planning( A youth focused Family planning organization) from March 2016- April 2018.In the course of my tenure as a state Co-ordinator in this organization,I was able to recruit and mentor over 100 Family planning youth Advocates.I was later appointed the country co-ordinator of IYAFP which I held for a month peroid.

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? :

If I am appointed a 120 under 40 winner ,I will advance my work by establishing a new family planning radio awareness program in my community.I will use the $1000 to sponsor the family planning services radio awareness program

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