Edouard Keita

Edouard Keita - 2016 Nominee
Position: Chairman of the Network of Young Ambassadors for Reproductive Health and Family Planning
Organization: Network of Young Ambassadors for Reproductive Health and Family Planning
Advocate for youth sexual and reproductive health at the national and international level. Building Malian youth champions on family planning. outreach of youth involvement in sexual health – Dieynaba N'Diom, Program manager & Youth ambassador at Association des Gestionnaires pour le Développement
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

My contribution and achievement in favor of family planning activities notes that I lead for the promotion and advocacy.
I participate in the increase in demand for contraceptives product modernes.Cela through advocacy for the supply of services by soliciting prestataires.Je also doing outreach activities in favor of family planning through the radio broadcasts , school environment debates and conferences etc .... non-school
I also regularly organizes campaigns in universities for the involvement of students in promoting planning familiale.La recent campaign dated 15 February on the theme: unwanted pregnancies in schools and universities.


What sparked your passion for family planning?

What triggered my passion for family planning, for what I think when we talk about family planning, youth and teenagers are the target primaires.Donc as a young leader who work in the field of health of the breeding for years, I see myself obliged to be useful for the reduction of mortality and marenelle infantile.Ce that made me passionate about family planning.

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

The biggest challenges for me is the involvement of young men in family planning and improve geographical and financial access to contraceptifs.Et to meet this challenges, I focus on advocacy at the location of cummunautés, the government and parliamentarians.

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

My Country: Mali,Bamako
Challenges demand PF.En services despite the fact that around 40.6% of reproductive age women express a desire to space or limit their births, nearly a third of them (30, 3%) do not use modern contraceptive method, either through lack of interest in PF, or lack of appropriate information. Weak demand FP partly explains the high rates of maternal, newborn and child


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

What I want to accomplish in the next five years is to see executed PF national action plan as the state is committed at the meeting of the partnership ouagadougou.Que young people are largely involved in this process and the contraceptive prevalence is increased at least 30 percent

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