Dr Abid Jalaluddin Shaikh

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Dr Abid Jalaluddin Shaikh - 2017 Nominee
Position: Head of ACHP-SUKH Project
Organization: Aman foundation
Current Location: Pakistan, Asia
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Business Graduate, from Greenwich University
Trained Delta Marketeer- PSI
Dr Abid is leading implementation of one of the successful family planning project in karachi pakistan. He has introduced many successful best practices, which are been implemented by field teams, and project is getting desired results. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have been in this field since last 12 years and worked for different national and international organizations. I have launched family product range in Pakistan including IUCDs, Injectables and Pills. Launched SMH component in one of the USAID funded project & introduce Voucher scheme for under privileged community of Pakistan. Created awareness by using different mediums for behavior change of the community towards adoption of family planning methods, launched media campaigns, Supervised Inter personal communication component to make it sustainable by introducing different models.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Since I am belongs to the country which is suffering from the over population since ages and due to this maternal mortality rates going high day by day. This is not only family planning but we are providing options to the couple so they can think about themselves at least according to the available resources. In my perspective poverty level should not be improved till the community should not comes under the circle. My passion is to transforming the life of the poor people of Pakistan

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

I have created opportunities by using social marketing tactics towards adoption of family planning methods by any couple. Strengthen the referral mechanisms to improve access and provide options to adopt any of their method of choice. Trained service providers specially on counselling so proper information should be passed to the MWRAs. Introduced Nutritional supplements and Iron supplements to improve overall mother and child health etc...

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 use this platform to advocate the public sector to focus on Family planning program so as a country we will be able to fulfill our commitments of FP2020. I have a plan to start my own company to accelerate these services by all means so one window solution to be provided to the poor people of Pakistan including sustainable model of ANC, Delivery, PNC, PPFP, FP services, SMH services, vaccination & non communicable diseases.

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