Chukwuanu Chukwunonso Okoli

Chukwuanu Chukwunonso Okoli - 2019 Nominee
Position: Program Officer
Organization: Corona Management Systems
Current Location: Bayelsa State
Masters of Science - Public Administration from University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
▪ Data Quality – USAID – 14th April 2018
▪ Date Use for Program Manager – USAID – 5th May 2018
▪ Demographic and Health Surveys: Data Use – USAID – 21st May 2018
▪ Logistics for Health Commodities – USAID – 27th June 2018
▪ National Logistics Working Group – UNICEF – 29th June 2018
▪ Emerging Leaders Program at the YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) West Africa, Accra- USAID and GIMPA – July 2018
▪ Postpartum Family Planning- USAID – 21st July 2018
▪ Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health – USAID – 29th July 2018
▪ Family Planning Counselling – USAID - 16th January 2019
▪ Antenatal Care – USAID- 21st January 2019
▪ Community –Based Family Planning – 27th April 2019.
75 Public Votes Reached!
Chukwuanu Chukwunonso Okoli piloted the domestication and implementation of the Community Engagement Framework in Bayelsa state, which brought about improved demand for modern contraception and sustained scale-up of FP services since 2018. – Elvis Okolie, Programme Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation) at Corona Management Systems
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Working with Corona Management Systems, I support Bayelsa State Family Planning Department. In the past 12 months, I have provided Technical Support in planning, coordinating and monitoring FP interventions and last mile distribution of commodities and consumables. Given Bayelsa state performs poorly among South-South states in NDHS (2013), it became imperative to develop interventions which bridge terrain peculiarities (hard to reach areas), uneven distribution of health facilities across 105 wards and few trained LARC provider (service delivery) which inhibit access to services. Having identified the above gaps, LARC outreaches were conducted in 105 wards, which led to improved LARC uptake through the afore mentioned interventions as Bayelsa state mCPR moved from 12.5 to 24.3-(SMART 20)

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Born into a family of 12, lost an elder sister during her 4th childbirth; and having had several female friends go through D&C (abortion), made me realize that there is Family Planning information asymmetry needing to be bridged. The Routine Immunization Supportive Supervision (RISS) exposed me to teenage mothers and this has strengthened my advocacy for demand for youth friendly family planning services delivery. The above mentioned, all sparked my interest in family planning.

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

Due to low uptake, LARC outreaches were conducted in Bayelsa state –high number of hard to reach areas given the peculiarity of Bayelsa terrain. I supported planning and implementation of LARC FP outreaches, identified and addressed challenges which resulted in LARC uptake from Q1 2017 to Q1 2019 (DHIS2). The outreaches and redistribution of trained providers brought about improvement; irrespective of the health workers strike in 2018, progress was recorded from mCPR of 10.0 to 24.3 (SMART 2018)

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 identified reportage of sterilization in PHCs which do not render such services and other data quality gap, when I win and awarded $1000 grant, I will conduct a 1-day facility on the job mentorship for facility Record Officers in 200 public and private facilities across 8LGAs in Bayelsa state, to ensure appropriate documentation in FP registers and RIRF, application of validation rules while transferring to monthly summary form. This will improve DHIS2 and Navision data quality.

Video Introduction
Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Sensitization Meeting with 2nd Class Traditional Rulers in Bayelsa State Sensitization Meeting with 3rd Class Traditional Rulers in Bayelsa State Sensitzation Meeting with Catholic Christian Women Organization (CWO)

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