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CHRISPIN MUTEHIMBWA KAKUBA

CHRISPIN MUTEHIMBWA KAKUBA - 2019 Nominee
Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Organization: SENSITISE UGANDA
Current Location: Uganda, Africa
BACHELORS DEGREE IN COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION from KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION FROM KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY
75 Public Votes Reached!
Chrispin was at the forefront of advocating for sexuality education in schools and a sexuality education framework was passed by cabinet He has been advocating for youth corners and apparently 10% of Uganda’s public health centers have youth corners – IDDI KIBUUKA, PROGRAMME OFFICER at SENSITISE UGANDA
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I was at the forefront of advocating for sexuality education in schools and a sexuality education framework was passed by cabinet and is about to start getting enrolled in schools. Have been and Iam still at the forefront of advocating for youth corners in health centers and apparently 10% of Uganda’s public health centers have youth corners.I have been and Iam still at the forefront of advocating for legalization of abortion in Uganda to save the lives of women while doing clandestine abortion, apparently we tabled our petition to speaker of the east African parliament.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Unwanted pregnancy is common in Uganda leading to high levels of unplanned births, unsafe abortion, and maternal injury and death. More than four in 10 births in Uganda are unplanned. Ugandan women give birth to nearly two children more than they want (6.2 vs. 4.5). This difference illustrates just how difficult it is for women to meet their fertility desires. Because most pregnancies that end in abortion are unwanted, nearly all injury and death resulting from unsafe abortion can be avoided.

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

I mobilize and organise my fellow advocates in developing position papers that we use for advocacy at different platforms. For example I lead in analyzing the national budget to understand the allocation to family planning and we use these position papers to engage parliament and ministry of health and other stakeholders in order to see an increase in family planning the budget especially on commodities.
I also lead in doing advocacy over the media like radios, television and social media.

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 improve family planning information dissemination among young people through information sharing by using podcasts. podcasts are the future of family planning information sharing. A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to listen. Podcasts are convenient and easy to consume. Once you subscribe to a podcast feed, new podcasts are automatically downloaded to your computer as soon as they are available.

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Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Chrispin leading a sexuality education framework dialogue Chrispin during a radio talk show advocating for legalization of abortion Chrispin with colleagues during a press conference advocating for the increasing of family planning budget

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