Dr Masanja Songa

Dr Masanja Songa - 2016 Nominee
Position: Assistance Coordinator
Organization: Tanzania Rural Health Movement
They enforce the government to enact good polices concerning with family planning and much focusing in rural areas where large number of people living with lack knowledge of family planing. – Marko Hingi, Project Coordinator at Tanzania Rural Health Movement
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I do offer training on how to use artificial and natural ways of family planing, this often I do in rural areas where the knowledge of contraceptives use are low.
This show achievements in those areas which I pass though since the number of women coming to antenatal clinic with their husbands is increasing compared to the beginning based on the reproductive child health programme.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I was born to the family of ten children from the same mother and father, the grand parity state for my mother lead her to end up with cervical cancer. This story make me to preach more on family planing in order to save the lives of women.

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

Attendance to the training on how to use contraceptives is the biggest challenge especially to the people living in rural areas.
I do offer motivations of providing home daily use things like soap, by doing so next session large number of people attend the training.

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

Lack of knowledge on family planing is the biggest challenge in my country Tanzania to the large population of people.
The best solution on this is just to enact implementable good police on reproductive child health.

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

To create good and strong network which will help many people to be knowledgeable on family planing issues.

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