Naeem Majeed

Naeem Majeed - 2019 Nominee
Position: Additional Director
Organization: Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and Nutrition Program
Current Location: Pakistan
MCPS (Health Systems Management) from College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP)
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
MBBS; DCPS (Health Systems Management);
PhD Public Health (in progress)
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Medal of Honor (Silver)
    Awarding Organization:
    Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Date Awarded:
    February 15, 2002
  • Award:
    Scholarship of Merit
    Awarding Organization:
    Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Date Awarded:
    February 15, 2002
Leading the FP interventions in public health sector of Punjab (Pakistan), he planned & started implementation of PPFP service provision at the health facilities, where approximately 1.2M women deliver annually but were not offered any FP services. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I've been working in the filed of RMNCH since the 12 years. Owing to my experience and performance, I was assigned the special task to act as focal person for all FP related interventions under Health Department. I have initiated mandatory counseling on FP/PPFP during all interactions with pregnant women (ANC visit, time of delivery, PNC visits). I have also ensured addition of FP counseling tracking indicators in ANC reporting formats. Similarly, I have also ensured addition of PPFP counseling and service provision indicators in the child birth reporting (SMS based, across Punjab). As a next step, I am working towards arranging trainings of 100% birth attendants in the public sector on PPFP, and for provision of required commodities to them. I have also contributed in Punjab FP strategy.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

FP saves lives; of both the mothers and the newborns. RMNCH has been my passion as I started my career with a research project on family planning. During those days, I also co-authored a paper on induced abortions in which it was noted that a majority of women who came with complications of abortions or for abortions in the first place, were married and had no access or were unable to use a method appropriate for them. Thus, I realized that a lot has to be done for FP in my country.

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

I am working on the RH rights act for the Punjab Province of Pakistan, which is the largest province in the country and accounts for half of the population of Pakistan i.e. 110 Million out of 207 Million. Moreover, being the focal person for FP, I am leading all the FP related interventions in the primary & secondary level health facilities of the province.

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 shall use this new platform for networking with peers and colleagues from other countries, share my experiences and learn from their experiences. This will help me implement workable solutions in my own province / area of influence. I will spend the grant for participation in any FP related scientific conference where my participation is otherwise not sponsored.

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