Emmah Mwangi

Emmah Mwangi - 2019 Nominee
Position: RH Nurse
Organization: N/A
Current Location: AFRICA-KENYA
Bachelor of Science in nursing from Moi University
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Respectful maternity Care 2018
Program Management @JHPIEGO 2018
Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health 2018
EmONC 2018
EmONC TOT 2018
LARC MODULE 1 and 2 TOT 2018
Safe Abortion 2015
Emergency Preparedness 2014
Infection prevention 2014
Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health(Youth Champion) 2014
Safe Care Quality standards 2014
Cervical cancer screening and treatment 2013
Contraceptive technology update 2013
Good clinical practices in Research 2013

75 Public Votes Reached!
Trainer of Trainees & mentor to front-line healthcare workers in all contraceptive methods for both private & public practitioners. Participates in demand creation & FP service provision in-reaches & outreaches & in FP data & commodity management. – Jane Wamae, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning at N/A
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have been able to mentor 65 private practitioners on counselling, infection prevention practices and insertion and removal of long acting reversible contraceptives in Kisumu region and Nairobi West region while working as a social franchise coordinator. Consequently, I monitored quality service provision in their facilities. Additionally, I have trained and mentored 89 front-line health care workers in Kitui County on family planning counselling, counselling for immediate post partum family planning, service provision in short and long acting reversible contraceptives and infection prevention practices in family planning.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

As a young nurse (20 Years), in my 3rd year of nursing school, I had myths and misconceptions on use of contraceptives. All this turned around when I conceived, it forced me to seek the information. I always wondered, as a nursing student, I was misinformed on use of contraception, what of the women who did not have any education or lived in economically poor situations? I schooled in a hospital environment yet I had no access to proper family planning services for the youth.

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

When I was deployed as a sub county coordinator in rural parts of Kitui County,I noted a service need in FP on provision of Long acting reversible contraceptives. I organized skill based low dose high frequency trainings for the health care providers. Moreover, I spearheaded the motivation of health care providers to go out of their way to do proper counselling for FP services. From this, the sub county experienced a 300% increment on provision of long acting reversible contraceptives.

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 would use this grant to start an advocacy campaign called 'sauti ya kujikidhi'. Most entrepreneurs in Kenya do not feel any compulsion to invest in public health. The campaign wishes to change this fact by challenging the entrepreneurs to adopt positive philanthropic practices. I will line list the entrepreneurs and hold meetings with them in an effort to finance contraceptives as a way of supporting the country to a journey of self reliance.

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Skills based mentorship on insertion of 5 year implant Classroom session on continuous quality improvement in family planning A group counselling session with young mothers during a family planning outreach

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