Nyandoh Tadfor

Nyandoh Tadfor - 2019 Nominee
Position: Managing Director and Communication Officer
Organization: Rural Women Development Center
Current Location: BUEA, Cameroon
M.Sc. from University of Buea, Cameroon / Journalism and Mass Communication
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
2019- Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Cohort 14 CESAG, Dakar-Senegal
2018 - Building a Better Response (BBR) International Humanitarian Coordination USAID at Hilton Hotel-Yaoundé, Cameroon
2018 - Strategic Innovation for Community Health (STICH) INSEAD and Johnson & Johnson Nairobi-Kenya
2018 - Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health Global Health eLearning Center offered by USAID and JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL of PUBLIC HEALTH
2018 - Investing in Family Planning: Key to Achieving the Sustainable DevelopmentGlobal Health eLearning Center offered by USAID and JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL of PUBLIC HEALTH
2018 - What Does Not Work in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Review of Evidence on Interventions Commonly Accepted as Best Practices Global Health eLearning Center offered by USAID and JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL of PUBLIC HEALTH
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Best Humanitarian Award
    Awarding Organization:
    D&Ksuomi Foundation
    Date Awarded:
    August 25, 2018
  • Award:
    Cameroon Ambassador for Young World Leaders for Humanity
    Awarding Organization:
    Young World Leaders for Humanity
    Date Awarded:
    October 15, 2017
  • Award:
    Princess Recognition Award 2016
    Awarding Organization:
    Marie-Claire N. Kuja Foundation Inc., New York-USA
    Date Awarded:
    August 27, 2016
75 Public Votes Reached!
Nyandoh Paho TADFOR is a change maker and has extremely been working tirelessly for years in advancing SRHR including family planning for women and young people in rural communities in Cameroon. She has over 06 years of progressive experience in lead – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

As a young SRHR and family planning advocate, I have been able to bring innovations in the behavior, social and economic aspect via radio plays via community radios and sports while addressing SRHR and family planning issues. Radio plays and sports are great platforms to bring about behavior change and practices and create awareness among the target population. I have been engaged since 2012 in creating awareness regarding SRHR, FP, HIV/AIDS, and Gender-Based Violence and Violence against Women and Girls targeting the marginalized and vulnerable especially in rural areas.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I grew up in a rural community in Buea where deaths related to unsafe abortion was common among teenage and adolescent girls due to lack of adequate and proper knowledge on SRHR and family planning. This fueled my passion and zeal to begin working to advocate on SRHR and family planning.

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

I have initiated several communities outreach programs, currently I have launched the ‘MyHealth My Priority' campaign which has as objectives to increase uptake of female condoms, empower women to negotiate safer sex with their partner(s), promote correct and consistent use of female condoms to prevent STI, HIV/AIDS, and unplanned pregnancies

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? :

This unique platform and grant will permit me to carry out:- community programs to sensitize over 300 persons, traditional and religious leaders in rural areas on the importance of girls’ and women access to FP products and services; and also capacity building programs to equip over 200 girls from rural communities via D’Girls Mentor Me program: on advocacy skills towards organizing advocacy campaigns for them to share their stories on the challenges in accessing FP services and products

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