Simon Nguye

Simon Nguye - 2016 Nominee
Position: Project Manager
Organization: Future for Marginalised Community
I will provide survey up to date information on fertility , family planning, childhood mortality,nutrition, maternal and child health, domestic violence, malaria, adults mortality, and HIV/AIDS related knowledge and behaviour conducted in Tanzania. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

To increasing information about voluntary family planning options as well as improving the environment friendship of services of provided health services of family planning to youth in hospitals, provision family planning education for youth in schools and communities and ordering and logistics systems for family planning commodities.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Increased availability and use of FP is a key strategy for preventing HIV/AIDS. Consistent and correct use of condoms is an important means of preventing transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Family planning is also a highly cost-effective means of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Among infected women who do not wish to become pregnant, providing effective contraception to prevent an unintended pregnancy costs.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your family planning efforts, and what have you done to overcome it?

Maternal mortality rates in Tanzania are among the highest in the world. Abortion is illegal in Tanzania, and abortion complications are estimated to contribute to about 16 percent of maternal deaths. Family planning services can significantly reduce unintended pregnancies and maternal mortality from unsafe abortions. Maternal mortality rates in Tanzania could be reduced by as much as 35 percent if the One Plan FP goal is achieved.

What is your (country/region/city)’s biggest challenge in family planning, and how can it be addressed?

Factors limiting contraceptive prevalence include widespread misconceptions and concerns about side-effects, low acceptance of long–acting methods, erratic supplies and a limited range of choices, gaps in provider knowledge and skills and competing priorities pursuing scarce resources.On the positive side, the Government repeatedly budgets annual funding for contraception, confirming their understanding of its importance.

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

I want to see a healthy and well-informed Tanzanian population with access to quality reproductive and child health services that are acceptable, affordable, and sustainable and provided through efficient and effective support systems. Moreover; Promote, facilitate and support in an integrated manner the provision of reproductive and child health services to men, women, adolescents, and children in Tanzania.

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