Hussaini Garba Mohammed

Hussaini Garba Mohammed - 2016 Nominee
Position: Author/Researcher/Advocator
Organization: Daily Trust Newspaper
I know Hussaini for the past thirty (30) years. He is an active student in many Academic Forum at locally and international especially in many International Youth Conferences and awareness. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

As a family man, the family planning method used can help many millions of people to ensure healthiest timing and spacing of having children's, which is good for regulating pregnancy.
Women spend decreasing proportions of their lifetimes giving birth and caring for young children. There is need for women to plays a key role in raising up children with good moral.

I take serious awareness campaign in different areas such :
1. Awareness of family planning methods
2. Men´s attitude and practice about self/spousal use of family planning
3. Men´s opinions about their roles in family planning decision making
4. Limitations of period of having pregnancy
5. An Award winner as International Youth Advocator of the Year from the West African Student Union in East Africa

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I found myself as an advocate of family planning after I Participate in (Investing in Young People’s Health and Development) in 2008, Organized by (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and (Bill & Melinda Gate Institute for Population and Reproductive Heath). Since then I am more passionate about the idea of family planning, because I understand with good planning the youth will be able to have good quality of Education, health and development.

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

The biggest challenge was majority of our communities are illiterate, educate them and trying to give more highlight about the benefit of family planning.

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

Like in Nigeria I am from the North , the challenges was lack of government to take a bigger campaign team to make the awareness in remote areas, especially where there is no hospital for women to deliver easily. Religious aspect and lack of education. To address those issues we need to further our survey about how to eradicate poverty, free health care facility and medical bills

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

In the next five years, I will expand my campaign to rural areas, the campaign will focus about unwanted pregnancy especially for young girls who were involve in early child marriage. To bring the attention of women in the village.

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