Jeeban Ghimire

75 Public Votes Reached!
Jeeban Ghimire - 2017 Nominee
Position: Senior Health Services Promotion Coordinator
Organization: Save the Children International Nepal
Current Location: Nepal, South Asia
Master in Population, Gender & Development Studies from Pokhara University
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Master in Physical Education and Health Promotion
PhD candidate
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Best Achiever
    Awarding Organization:
    ADRA Nepal
    Date Awarded:
    February 27, 2007
  • Award:
    Best Presentation
    Awarding Organization:
    SUAAHARA Program
    Date Awarded:
    October 2, 2014
Mr. Jeeban has been working in the field of family planning since 17 years in Nepal. He has conducted FP programmes and executed few studies as well. He has also incorporated Family planning trainings to health workers under nutrition project too. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Since I began my carrier in 2000, I have been including and adding to put resources into family planning through expanded demand and access, resource generation, planning, execution of activities and monitoring them in Nepal. Contributing in the entire planning cycle and at policy level, planning and implementation level (eg. accomplished 25000 of new users) to enhance the helpless individuals' health through informed choice counseling and services. Since 17 years, I have generated some evidence through researches for eligible couple tracking, migration for outside work and the relationship in the family planning services. I am continuing in a nutrition program by expanding family planning services, provided equipment, demand and trained health workers (500+) to serve poor and vulnerable.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

In 2001, I met a pregnant women in a health center having a 9 months last youngster with poor health and hygiene as well as low economy. I was interested and asked her what happened than she said "I was waiting the period cycle after delivery but without beginning the cycle I again became pregnant." Another women having abortion four times although her husband & mother-in-law reluctant for family planning. Such events sparked me to increase access and demand of FP among unmet vulnerable people.

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

I am leading to influence through dialogue, lobbying to invest and generate resource in family planning at ministry level. I obviously design the program like train health workers on family planning, collaborate to accelerate the services by creating enabling environment at health facility along with PPP. Media campaign, promotion of informed choice, couple/family counseling and public awareness are my leading exercises at community level for poor, vulnerable and socially excluded communities.

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? :

Considering unmet need 25% in Nepal, I will utilize such platform & grant by conducting research to explore barriers of family planning in ethnic/endangered typical communities and others in Nepal with comparison as well as association. Research will focus on collecting evidences and identify gaps to invest in family planning. Evidence & innovations with SBCC will be disseminated with government and other stakeholders at inter/national forums. Some will be to increase demand and supply.

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