Moses Paul Odongo

Moses Paul Odongo - 2019 Nominee
Position: Founder and Team Leader
Organization: Family Medical Point - Abaita
Current Location: Uganda, Africa
Master of Public Health from Bugema University
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Postgraduate Diploma - Project Planning and Management
Postgraduate Certificate - Project Planning and Management
BA - Mass Communication
my nominee has demonstrated both a depth and breadth of achievement relevant to family planning and a strong commitment to excellence and innovation both at local and globally. – Saudha Apolot, Project officer-admin/operations at Uganda Green Growth Incubation Programme (UGIP)
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I founded Family Medical Point, not for profit service delivery and advocacy organization providing free and or very low cost access to family planning services for the marginalized key population, slum communities and sex workers in and around Entebbe and now seeking to expand reach to all major landing sites. In the last one and a half years, my team has served 1,429 women of reproductive age averting 221 unintended pregnancies, 300 abortions, 113 maternal deaths, 400 unsafe abortions, 200 live births and over 100 child births.
I have created a vibrate youth friendly services enabling us to 4,000 young people with Family Planning information.
Contributed to advocacy efforts to repeal a ban on sexuality education in Uganda.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I saw the mountain top from the deepest valley! Being born from remote Teso region in an extended family, I have witnessed families held captive by poverty due to uncontrolled births. I saw mothers lose lives at birth, I witnessed unsafe abortions destroy young people's lives. Access to family planning and bursting the myths around it, easily endless the repetition of this needless loss of lives and morbidity. I resolved that my life will champion the family planning cause.

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

I have mentored youth volunteers who lead demand creation activities. Motivating young people to reach out to the community as volunteers and transforming them to become family planning champions is one of the key leadership roles I play.

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? :

1. Develop a website for the Family Medical Point including an online option for young people to schedule appointments; increase reach and support fundraising - USD. 400
2. Purchase TV for the Youth Friendly Corner - USD. 200
3. Facilitate an outreach to brothels in Abaita Babiri - USD. 200
4. Develop and print brochure targeting key populations - USD. 170
5. Associated administrative and logistical costs - USD. 30

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Making a presentation of the work we do in Africa to colleagues at PPFA, New York Presenting a pictorial of demand creation strategy implementation

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