Yagnounou Isidore Sinkondo

Yagnounou Isidore Sinkondo - 2016 Nominee
Position: Country Coordinator for Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP)
Organization: IntraHealth
He currently leads an advocacy action with 23 organizations of Burkina for 2 Burkina companies (Rakieta and SONABEL) take into account services of sexual and reproductive health and family planning in employee health budget within their companies. – GANEMTORE Windkouni Fidèle Bonaventure , Secretary General of the Young Ambassadors for Family Planning in Burkina Faso. (JAPF) at Alliance des jeunes ambassadeurs pour la planification Familiale au Burkina
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

For 6 years working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and family planning in Burkina.
In 2013, pre International Conference Family Planning, we developed a youth action plan to conduct advocacy on sexual health rights, youth involvement in various development programs.
I was chosen as coordinator country of the International Youth Alliance for family Planning mandate during which I worked to set up a platform for young leaders of associations to conduct advocacy activities for youth, access services of sexual and reproductive health and contraceptive benefits, extension of their rights
Currently I drive a plea with 23 organizations of the civil society for 2 Burkina companies take into account the FP services in the health budget of employees within their company

What sparked your passion for family planning?

This is my contribution to improving the health of well being of a family or a couple of young, also help adolescents and young people to live a happy sexuality avoiding unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, paternity or early motherhood, these were the elements that led me to be passionate about family planning.
I want to preach the benefits of PF youth because the PF is:
Prevent health risks associated with pregnancy in women
Reduce child mortality
Help prevent HIV / AIDS

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

That is the plea that we conducted with the Burkina government, to increase the budget to buy contraceptives to 300 million (2009-2010) to 500 million.
The Technical Group of Sexual Health in Burkina including myself, we carried out advocacy with the various authorities for this to be increased to the London conference by the first lady of Burkina.

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

Endogenous resource mobilization (state budget, community, private sector) for family planning
resource mobilization plan to support the new recovery plan for family planning
Private sector involvement
Organizations capitalize actions of civil society
For what must be done:
Develop a resource mobilization plan including endogenous resources
Strengthen information systems to highlight the contributions of civil society organizations

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

Work so that access to services of the SR and products to youth in my country to be free
Conducting advocacy for education on sexuality be integrated into the curricula of post-primary education in my country
Work to integrate a budget line for family planning in the action plans for profit private companies and in the action plans of municipalities.

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