Dr. Haileeyesus Adamu

Dr. Haileeyesus Adamu - 2016 Nominee
Position: Grants Manager
Organization: Marie Stopes International
Haileeyesus has lead the grant team to provide comprehensive SRH services and Rights including family planning/ SA to the unmet population of Ethiopia through MSIE clinics, Social Franchisees and PFs – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have reached the underserved populations for the needs of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including the rights of using appropriate Family Planning Services.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

The shortage and diversified Family planning problems by young girls and women in Ethiopia sparked my passion to help them in getting these commodities and services with in their vicinities specially by our clinics and social franchisees.

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

Husband/ partner is not willing to accept Family planning to be used by his wife as having many children is considered as blessing in Ethiopia. We have educated males and fully consented for their partners/ wife's and as the result males are fully involved for the success of Family planning in Ethiopia.

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

The problem of Family planning in Ethiopia is the government specially local authorities are not giving emphasis and priority. The challenge can be addressed by educating the community specially husbands and advocate for Family planning in order to get emphasis and get priority by the government authorities/ locale.

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

I want to reach all women and girls in Ethiopia for their Family planning needs with method mix options.

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