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Olaleye Odunayo Betty

Olaleye Odunayo Betty - 2019 Nominee
Position: Public health pharmacist
Organization: Tee's care pharmacy limited
Current Location: Nigeria, Africa
Master of public health from University of Ibadan/ Reproductive Health
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of pharmacy
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Leadership Award
    Awarding Organization:
    My Tees Medical laboratory
    Date Awarded:
    December 18, 2018
  • Award:
    Award of Excellence
    Awarding Organization:
    Living Christ Gospel Church
    Date Awarded:
    July 19, 2009
75 Public Votes Reached!
My nominee is an advocate of family planning services. Examples of her accomplishments. Celebration of world contraceptive days every year in her pharmacy premises, distributing free condoms, free contraceptive pills, lectures and awareness on FPS – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

1. I was able to communicate well with reproductive age women in my community by conducting health campaigns, outreach programs, sensitization programs aimed at improving knowledge and utilization of the various family planning services.
2. Distribution of free contraceptives such as condoms, emergency pills,injections, implants and IUCDS
3. Rendering family planning services on fertility awareness, offering pregnancy testing and counseling, providing preconceptions health services, providing health screening services
Notable achievements include
1. Significant increase in the availability of and accessibility to contraceptives
2 High awareness on the knowledge of contraceptives
3 Increase in utilization.
Research conducted shows 71.2% increase in awareness and 63.3% utilization

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I have been exposed to issues that deal with lack of knowledge to Family planning, I lost a close relative to unsafe abortion and a friend to the burden of single parenting due to unplanned pregnancy. As an undergraduate I came across people who are not exposed to enough information on Family planning, I was thrilled and decided to go for further education and set up a community project on Family planning. I feel so proud of what I am doing when I see a lot of people rushing in for solution.

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

1. By taking responsibilities and leading by example, such as demonstrating how to use and insert contraceptives, giving lectures on reproductive health care ,offering pregnancy test and counseling
2. Listening more to their complaints and solving their family planning related problems

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? :

The grant will be used to address the problem and need of family planning services among reproductive age women in our community. It will also help our new Healthcare foundation to thrive as we will be able to reach out to a larger society and help us to accomplish our main objective of bringing FPS to people’s doorstep.
This new platform will ensure the visibility, availability, and accessibility of FPS for increased contraceptives use among women and ultimately, improve the quality of life.

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