Tshepiso Mbambisa

Tshepiso Mbambisa - 2017 Nominee
Position: Professional Nurse
Organization: Witkoppen Health and Welfare
Current Location: South Africa, Johannesburg
Diploma in Nursing Science from Chris Hani Baragwanath College
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Numerous certificates both primary and high school Levels
Tshepiso is committed to excellent and all inclusive service delivery . When patients present at the clinic in the 18 months post natal fase she advice and educate the mothers in the use of most suitable metode of family planning. – Marie Moldenhauer, Nurse Manager at Witkoppen Health and Welfare
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Significant achievements are: 90% of patients are adherent to their specified family planning dates due to them knowing about the significance of being adherent to appointments.
100% of all patients have received health education so that they may take an informed decision on the type of method to use
10% of patients who attend ante natal clinic have reported to have unwanted pregnancies but of which an 8th of them attended other clinics for family planning
70% of pregnant patients are wanted pregnancies who have undergone our family planning services and have consulted with regards to matters of conception
20% of Ante natal patients have been receiving family planning methods elsewhere e.g.. other surrounding clinics

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My passion sparked when I wanted to break out of a poverty cycle, when I saw the reality that I had to fund my own way to get qualifications.To prevent unwanted pregnancies, to reduce illegal abortions. To reduce the number of infant deaths due to being unwanted, neglected and malnourished. To reduce over population. To enable parents to decide on the number of children, spacing and timing especially when they financially stable. To reduce HIV/Aids and sexually transmitted diseases

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

To organise the logistics through ordering of adequate stock, to ensure there is material to work with however organising also transcends to organising a team which includes a health educator and a nurse qualified in issuing treatment. To organise activities and programmes for family planning. Also it is to reflect on the work done in order to evaluate the quality work produced in order to improve on quality service being rendered and to solve problems encountered during rendering a service

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? :

To liaise with school programmes such as Life Orientation in order to issue family planning methods, give health education in fun ways for teenagers to comprehend as well as ironing out misconceptions. Work as an outreach program to communities that do not have clinics within 5km radius. To liaise with over populated clinics so they may focus on only chronic and acute alignments only so as to alleviate their work load. To assist teen based organisations to offer technical support and implement

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