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Bukelwa Sontshatsha

World AIDS Campaign (WAC) - 2012 Fellow

Bukelwa holds a Bsc. degree in development studies and a diploma in adult education, training and development from the University of Western Cape. She is a mother of two. She has been involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS for more than a decade – from volunteering in community based support programs to coordinating multi-sectoral teams focusing on HIV&AIDS prevention interventions. She is especially passionate about ensuring that voices of persons living with HIV/AIDS are meaningfully represented at every level of decision-making.

She previously worked as a health promotion officer for the local municipality. She runs a support group for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital for parents and children who are HIV positive, and sits on the Community Advisory Board of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the board at Phakama community health project and the St Luke’s Hospice board.

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