Moni Verma

75 Public Votes Reached!
Moni Verma - 2017 Nominee
Position: Nurse Trainer
Organization: Ipas Development Foundation
B.Sc Nursing
Moni is a go-getter who is extremely committed to improving women’s access to high quality contraception services. She regularly facilitates on-site training session for HSPs to improve their skills in contraception services. – Vasanthi Krishnan, Project Director at Ipas Development Foundation
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have conducted regular on-site training session to trains HSPs. In last three years, I have trained over 300 HSPs on spacing methods with focus on IUCD intersection techniques and post abortion care. At almost 89 government hospitals, I have facilitated post training support to strengthen post abortion care, clinical skills of doctors and nurses and infection prevention. My work over the years has resulted in increased access to high quality FP services for women and men.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My commitment to this field was inspired by my own family experience. My mother got married at the age of 19 and had no knowledge about contraception. With seven children to look after she constantly struggled to make ends meet. The frequent and unplanned pregnancies took a toll on her health and she suffered one health problem after another. This led me to work in the field of FP to increase awareness and access on FP services among women and men.

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

I have conducted over 40 onsite-training session for HSPs to improve their clinical skills. I have also conducted regular knowledge assessments to evaluate the skills acquired by the HSPs. For strengthening the on-site training model, I collect regular feedback from trainees and prepare analytical reports and look for opportunities to continuously improve the training model.

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 will use the grant to increase the scale of on-site training models and educate the providers and health intermediaries on the latest FP services and technologies.

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Orienting couples on FP services

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