Faith Chesang Ngorett

Faith Chesang Ngorett - 2019 Nominee
Position: Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health Program Officer
Organization: Amref Health Africa, Kenya
Master of Science Degree in Public Health
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
2010: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
2019: Research Methods and Data Management
2019: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance and Statutory Abortion Restrictions- Global Health e-Learning Centre- 2019
2019: US Abortion and FP Requirement- Global Health e-Learning Centre- 2019
2018: Team Building
2018: Economic Evaluation in Global Health
2018: Ketamine Module for Painful Procedures & Emergency Cesarean Section (An Every Second Matters Innovation)
2017: First Aid and Basic Life Support (Refresher course)
2017: Strategic Management and Leadership
2017: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance and Statutory Abortion Restrictions- Global Health e-Learning Centre.
2017: US Abortion and FP Requirements-Global Health e-Learning Centre.
2016: FP legislative and Policy requirements-Global Health e-Learning Centre.
2013: Fire Safety
2012: Basic Life Support
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Recognition for contribution to the wellbeing of the people of Bungoma Municipality
    Awarding Organization:
    His Worship the Mayor of Bungoma Municipal Council
    Date Awarded:
    December 22, 2010
75 Public Votes Reached!
She has created awareness on the challenges of implementing family planning in marginalized communities in Kenya (Turkana). – Lynda Maungu Waka, Marketing Specialist- Content at WCAC
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

As a Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health officer, I work with health care workers (HCWs) and community to offer FP services at health facility, outreaches and community. This includes capacity building of HCWs on client counselling, commodity security and how to offer different FP methods. I also play a role in advocacy for quality of care for FP services in a poor resource setting. This has increased FP acceptors by building community awareness and trust on FP commodities and use by demystification of myths and misconceptions about contraceptive as this is a community with strong attachment to cultural values and value children. I have managed through use of culturally acceptable methods (cycle bead) as entry point to create awareness for artificial FP methods.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My passion for FP stems from my work experience, I have interacted with clients with unmet family planning needs such as 14 year old girl who attended the world contraceptive day event in 2016 just a few days after delivering her second baby. I have also nursed clients with complicated abortions due to unwanted pregnancies, some succumbed. In the community I work, early marriages is culturally accepted and men are key decision makers of how women access and utilize health services including FP.

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

I have created community and facility structures that support delivery of quality FP services e.g. 8 Mother- to- Mother support groups that create FP awareness to their peers, 33 community based distributors that increase access to FP services at community, commodity TWG that ensures no stock out, 3 Work Improvement Teams established in 3 high volume facilities FP clinics and integration of FP services in various service delivery points in 33 health facilities through coaching and mentorship

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? :

If I am named the winner, I will use this platform and grant to create safe spaces for “binti shujaa” -girls who drop out of school due to pregnancy and are determined to go back to school and make a difference. I will also use the grant to identify and engage more male FP champions to influence uptake of FP services, considering the community where I work, men are key decision makers/influencers and determine uptake of FP services, modern FP use elicits debate on moral and cultural values

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