Wilson Bunde

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Wilson Bunde - 2017 Nominee
Position: Programme Manager
Organization: Family Health Options Kenya
Current Location: Kenya
Master of Art (Medical Sociology)
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Completed Diploma course from Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development in Counselling Psychology 2007
Completed Certificate Course in Public Relation from University of Nairobi in the year
Completed BA in Sociology from University of Nairobi in the year 2012
For the last fifteen years Bunde has provided leadership and facilitated young people's access to FP/SRHR information and services. Rising from peer educator to a programme manager, he has initiated several programmes targeting young people in Kenya – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Lead the development of a mobile phone application that is extensively being used by young people to provide information on FP services available at FHOK clinics. This applications supports the young people to access family planning services, including follow-up appointments in a youth friendly manner.Pioneered the establishment and implementation of the 5-day annual ‘youth camp’ which provides young people with comprehensive SRH/FP information. This has become one of the entry points to link young people to FP and other SRH services at FHOK clinics.Given this experience and achievements I have presented my work in international conferences such as the International Conference on Family Planning 2016 in Indonesia, FIAPAC 2015 in Slovenia and other regional and national events.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Young people being at higher risk of illness and death from reproductive causes such as early pregnancy-related complications particularly obstructed labour and associated injury. They are faced with unique health challenges yet there are few health facilities that offer integrated youth friendly services for FP services and information.

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

Successfully managing various projects that address both supply and demand side interventions to scale up access to Family Planning services.Design and dissemination of SRH/FP IEC materials tailored to meet the needs of young people.

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? :

Advocacy activities to ensure political support is realized as well as stimulating adequate concern for adolescent and women SRH services among the policy makers and health service managers .Lastly to ensure cultural barriers are addressed through activities such as sensitization and dialogue processes to gain support from the community, opinion and political leaders towards access to FP among young women especially adolescent through youth friendly clinics.

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