Comfort Glikpo

Comfort Glikpo - 2016 Nominee
Position: Program Coordinator
Organization: Dels Foundation
The nomineee organises family planning conferences and serminers to elighten pple on their reproductive health – Bella Nkansah, Project Coordinator at Dels Foundation
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

i do advocacy for reproduction health in slum communities since there is so much prevalence in teenage pregnancies. through educating and assisting the youth and head-porters there is a reduction in the rate rate of teenage and unwanted pregnancies in the slum, there are a lot more referrals to family planning clinics and it is helping a lot. i attended the international family planning conference in 2013 at adisababa and it also enlightened me to impact my community

What sparked your passion for family planning?

growing up, i had the opportunity to experience life in the slum, although I was not living there i had the opportunity to experience the life in the slum because my mum worked in a market close to the slum. i saw teenagers who had so many children and they were suffering, some did not even know the fathers of their children because they were raped. they also did not have the opportunity to practice good menstrual hygiene etc, so I decided to fill the gap by giving these girls education.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your family planning efforts, and what have you done to overcome it?

The biggest challenge i face is getting resources to support my work. after educating these girls about family planning and menstrual hygiene, you need to give them sanitary pads, organise for them to visit family planning clinics but most of the time they would nit go if they are not taken there or giving some transportation.

What is your (country/region/city)’s biggest challenge in family planning, and how can it be addressed?

The biggest family planning challenge in Ghana is getting family planning to the door step of the rural folks. we have the clinics but due to poverty most people cannot even afford transportation to the clinics, so it will be best to organise community family planning outreaches once in a while get the people conveyed to the centers, educate them as well as provide them the family planning servces

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

in the next five years, i hope to bring family planning to the door step of rural communities. organise outreaches in most rural communities in ghana across all the regions to get both woman and men in such communities to see the benefits of family planning and get involved in advocating for it

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