Rural Contraceptives Access Campaign
Adebisi assessed married adolescent mothers' knowledge, uptake, and access to family planning information and services as well as the quality of those services available in the rural communities of Gyigyi and Sharuwana in Niger state, Nigeria. Through strategic community engagement, Adebisi promoted and advocated for adolescent-friendly family planning services.
Through his project, Adebisi:
- Created a series of 28 video interviews with community members about girls' access to contraception
- Reached nearly 200 community members with medical care that included sexual and reproductive health and rights counseling
- Trained approximately 70 people and held a town hall meeting for more than 1,000 people on the importance of contraception
- Developed targeted advocacy messages, created a website, and used social media to engage policymakers, political leaders, and the media
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Adebisi is a passionate youth advocate committed to improving the health and well-being of young people, especially girls and rural/slum dwellers. He is the leader of Lighthouse Global Health Initiative (LGHI), formerly known as Health and Peace for All Initiative, a growing initiative with a mission to encourage and empower vulnerable populations to lead productive and healthy lives. Through this platform, Adebisi and his team have implemented successful public health campaigns which include the “Rural Empowerment and Health Promotion Project” (REHP-Project) for rural dwellers, and “Your Health First Campaign” targeted at empowering domestic workers. Adebisi’s commitment was recognized by Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health/Bill and Melinda Gates Institute in 2013 through a scholarship to attend the Third International Conference on Family Planning. He was also invited to join the National Technical Working Group on Adolescent Health and Development in Nigeria. As a member of the working group, he was part of the team that developed the “National Training Manual on Peer-To-Peer Youth Health Education” and he was a facilitator on the Federal Ministry of Health’s G-WIN Peer-to-Peer Project. Adebisi trained as a pharmacist at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
Follow Adebisi at @BisiMystery.