120 under 40

120 under 40 Youth-Powered Leaders: Can We Get Your Vote?

Wondering how you can support the next generation of young leaders at PSI? Vote for our A360 nominees on this year’s 120 Under 40 list! 

Through 120 Under 40, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healthhas recognized and highlighted the achievements of young family planning leaders worldwide by selecting groups of 40 young leaders in 2016 and 2017, including PSIers Christopher Meraiyebu and Olukoya Yetunde. The 2019 winners will include another 40 young leaders to create a coalition of 120 family planning warriors by 2020, the year by which the FP2020 partnership aims to enable 120 million women and girls to access contraception.  

In 2016, PSI committed to reaching 10 million more youth with modern contraception as part of the FP2020 partnership. By the end of 2018, we had met and surpassed that goal. We’ve reached 14 million new users of modern contraception under the age of 25—and we’re still counting! 

Our 2019 120 Under 40 nominees are some of the young leaders that helped us meet our goal. Read about them below and vote to show your support for their work reaching youth with the contraception they deserve to achieve their dreams.  

Rosemary Nazar 

Young Designer, Adolescents 360 Tanzania 

PSI Tanzania 

Rose works for PSI’s flagship youth-powered sexual and reproductive health project, Adolescents 360 (A360). Rose works with and for young people to transform Adolescent and Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health (AYSRH) program design.


Bitania Lulu Berhanu 

Young Designer, A360 Ethiopia 

PSI Ethiopia 

Bitania works for A360 to reimagine how married adolescent girls in Ethiopia access the reproductive care they want and need. She champions the value of seeing girls as not just clients but humans with holistic needs beyond sexual and reproductive health (SRH). 


Aminat Salami 

Young Designer, Measurement & Evaluation (M&E) Unit 

SFH Nigeria- PSI Independent Network Member

Aminat has extensive experience in and knowledge of public health-related issues, equal rights and development for women, young people and communities at large. Most recently, she’s worked on the A360 project to collect data and supervise and monitor mobilizers and health providers for effective service provision of modern contraceptives to sexually active adolescent girls in Nigeria.


Taylor Oluwaseun 

Young Designer/M&E Officer 

SFH Nigeria-PSI Independent Network Member 

Taylor verifies and harvests data from field facilities to generate evaluation reports on the A360 project. She also works with community leaders, mothers and other youth influencers to collect success stories on family planning for A360. 


Christianah Aborisade 

Young Designer, Monitoring & Evaluation

SFH Nigeria

Christianah is a Young Designer for PSI’s A360 program. She has worked as a Youth Editor for issue no. 24 of PSI’s Impact magazine, in which she led interviews for Q&A content. The magazine was released at the International Conference on Family Planning.


Adebusola Odulaja 

Regional Coordinator South West, A360 Nigeria 

SFH Nigeria- PSI Independent Network Member

Adebusola oversees the implementation of the A360 project in southwest Nigeria and manages a team of 23 people, training mobilizers on-demand creation of modern contraceptives and service providers to offer unbiased and self-informed choice to adolescent girls. Her staff has reached 45,369 girls with AYSRH information and services, and 33,070 girls have adopted a form of modern contraceptive. 


View the full list of 2019 nominees here and the list of 2016 and 2017 winners here