Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Jyoti Vajpayee

Title Senior Program Officer, Family Planning
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jyoti oversees the FP work in India, especially the realization of the FP2020 strategy and execution for ICO. With 25 years of experience in healthcare, her prior assignments include, Global Clinical Advisor, PSI, where she led the Quality Assurance of RH service delivery across 40 PSI country platforms. She has served as the Country Director, EngenderHealth India, where she supervised a team of highly skilled professionals based in 14 states across India with offices in New Delhi and Bangalore and has been responsible for providing technical and managerial support to multi-donor projects in Family Planning, Maternal Child Health, HIV/AIDS, MAP and Youth.

She is a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow.

Posts By Jyoti Vajpayee

When Women Are In Charge Of Family Planning, Everyone Wins

The role of women in Family Planning. She says that when women are empowered, they become active participants in decision-making for their family like determining its size. She further highlights that despite the progress made through multiple policy and intervention implementations in the last few decades, there remain some challenges that need to be addressed because for many women in India access to contraceptives is still a problem. It also talks of the recently launch of The Challenge Initiative for Healthy Cities (TCIHC) which aims to work closely with city governments to address family planning and maternal and child health needs among the urban poor.

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Tapping Into New-Age Aspirations

India cannot change for the better if its women are not given opportunities to realise their potential. Let's put young women at the front of our minds and in our policy-planning,. Because, when women thrive, India will too.

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Report shows progress on India's Family Planning commitment

Family planning is one of the most cost-effective and high-yield interventions to improve health outcomes, primarily in reproductive, maternal and child health. The FP2020 India report shows heartening progress.

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