Herinjaka Olivier RAVELOSON

Herinjaka Olivier RAVELOSON - 2019 Nominee
Position: ​National Safidy - Community Health Programme Lead - Madagascar
Organization: Blue Ventures
Current Location: Africa,Madagascar
Masters on Management of the programme. from University Antananarivo
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
- Planification and Monitoring & Evaluation
- Social survey approach
- PHE communication policy.
- Helping babies breath and helping mother survive
- Integration of family planning and Environment climate change.
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Best Poster about Family planning implementation programme.
    Awarding Organization:
    Blue ventures Madagascar
    Date Awarded:
    September 17, 2016
Family planning education sessions, integrating health and environment messages through the youth groups. Community clinics (Toby) as distribution points. Story cards that engage communities in discussions about family planning and the environment. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

1- Search partner long term with Marie stopes to train the 60 youth leaders about technical sensitization of LARC.
2- Create 30 Youth groups (560 youth members) about youth family planning
3- More than 15,000 people per year have attended the sensitization of the integrated messages for family planning. ( Source: Evaluation report carried out by Blue Ventures, 2018)
4- More than 13,000 couple years of protection (CYPs) have been provided across four sites to date. (Source: Evaluation report carried out by Blue Ventures)
5- The contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) has increased from 10% in 2007 to 55% in 2018. (Source: USAID conversion factor, 2018.)
6- Create the youth groups manual about health and environment

What sparked your passion for family planning?

For four reasons such as :
- For the well-being of the population, because each family has the right to space and limit the number of children.
- For the health of the community, that its to say the reduction of maternal and infant mortality and early pregnancies.
- For the environment as an only healthy community can protect and conserve natural resources.
- Benefits of family planning: better health, ability to work more, greater incomes, ability to provide better for their children

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

- Create cordial relations with the target community and remain passive as this has allowed us to increase the number of clients who do the voluntary FP
- Intervenes as little as possible in the taking of initiatives and in the formulation of suggestions and as a result, the Youth groups on family planning are created by the communities themselves.
- Unreservedly grant freedom to FP-sensitized individuals to make decisions.

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? :

For the platform:
- Make this platform functional for exchanges and sharing of good practices across the young member leaders.
- Make videos conferences for different topics every three months.
For the grant:
- Replicate them youth groups approach in other areas.
- Create youth advocacy groups to establish the legal frameworks that protect young people following their rights in family planning.

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