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Position: NaijaHealth Project Director (Maternal and Child Health Epe 2017 Director), Public Health Physician
Organization: Naijahealth
Current Location: Ukraine, Europe
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP)
    Awarding Organization:
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Date Awarded:
    March 31, 2017
  • Award:
    Holland Scholarship Programme (HSP)
    Awarding Organization:
    Dutch Ministry of Education
    Date Awarded:
    March 31, 2107
Having been involved in implementing a number of family planning projects, Dr. Aisha is implementing MCH NECO in the town of EPE, NIGERIA benefiting 200+ community residents. She is a Public Health Enthusiast and the DIRECTOR of NaijaHealth project – Tatyana Vlasenko, PhD; professor and member, Board of Advisory, NAIJAHEALTH at Naijahealth
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

My contributions towards family planning so far has mainly been in the aspect of implementing mch programs, research and advocacy. I have been implementing and advocating for mch and family planning programs since 2016 in a project called mch neco where the goal is reducing maternal and child mortality in Nigeria through proper family planning and education. My research that started in 2015 was focused on the risk factors (like previous pregnancy) of primary dysmenorrhea and how this affects the quality of life of women thereby affecting family planning.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My passion for family planning sparked from my time as a medical student. During my internships in Nigeria, I saw first-hand how the lack of knowledge of family planning negatively affected the quality of life of families. After a couple of courses including ‘An introduction to global health’ by University of Coppenhagen, I was sure that my passion was in family planning.

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

Currently, I’m the project director of Naijahealth. I’ve had to maintain the good pace of the project, critically analyze members input and ensure that they are up to standard by properly motivating them.

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? :

If I was named the winner and granted 1000$, I will put this money into a project I’m currently working on which requires funding.The money would be used to translate, print and make at least 1000 copies of Family planning and MCH educational kits for rural community members in Nigeria which would include guideline books and DVDs translated into local languages of community members and would go a long way in closing the gap of access to quality family planning and maternal and child health care.

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