Grace Nasike

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Grace Nasike - 2017 Nominee
Position: Co-founder incharge of partnerships and external relations.
Organization: Reprodrive CBO
Current Location: Kenya, Kenya Africa
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with IT
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Certificate in first aid- St John Ambulance
Certificate in public Health
Awards Received:
A medical student from maseno university supporting an awareness campaign on endometriosis in Uasin Gishu County, she supports one of the endometriosis Champion Through School advocacy and adolescent and youth training on sexually transmitted illnes – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Education of more than 100 individuals with provision of information on policies and advocacy with behavior change communication in matters family planning within Uasin Gichu County,Kenya, is my greatest contribution. Distribution of family planning commodities such as contraception is a significant part of my contribution.
Greatest achievement is contribution towards actualisation of SDG goals such as;
1.Reduction of poverty since individual can now be able to plan for a number of family members they are able to financially support and provide basic needs for without straining.
2.Good health and well being as nutritional requirements and readily provided and available.
3. Supporting women's and girls' education and advancing gender equality by preventing unwanted pregnancies.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Am passionate about issues endometriosis and getting the world to understand the importance of getting a cure for endometriosis. It is during my community visits and research that I and my group members discovered that contraception was the main effective way used by medics in managing endometriosis, which until now,does not have a cure. Evidently,it was difficult to separate the two and hence my interest in family planning developed.

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

1. Aligning partners and mobilising individual youths in presenting a petition to the county government that will lobby for provision of better,safe and more friendly family planning services.
2. Mobilisation of resources by spearheading fund drives to get materials for education and information policy while scanning for opportunities to create change.

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 create a youth friendly center in a community set-up that would allow the youth express their talents, sell their brands,art and business. During these gatherings, I would ensure there is education on family planning with consultation services that are friendly, helpful without issolation. I would spearhead advocacy on importance of getting a cure for endometriosis in collaboration with the youth. This way, the young people can make a living,get educated and make more informed choices.

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Speaking to a young lady on the importance of family planning after birth., After a session with 3 different generation groups sharing the importance of family planning., Recieving my global health certificate from Don Eliseo Prinslo(University of Liverpool)

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