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Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute
South Africa
Mandisa is advocating for improved community access to HIV prevention and strengthened linkages to care for those testing positive, with a focus on those in serodiscordant relationships.
Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) - 2014 Fellow
South Africa
National Safe Circumcision in South Africa: Linked women’s voices to policy makers
Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) - 2010 Fellow
South Africa
Re-energized advocacy around HIV prevention in a feminised epidemic in South Africa and engaged national stakeholders around PrEP research and other new HIV prevention options
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) - 2011 Fellow
South Africa
Created an understanding and brought attention to under-represented voices of the MSM community around HIV prevention research, and used those voices to influence the roll out of PrEP in South Africa
Sonke Gender Justice Forum - 2011 Fellow
South Africa
Influenced the scale up of VMMC for HIV prevention In South Africa and integrated gender equality education into the scale up efforts
Soul City - 2016 Fellow
South Africa
"There is a need to educate young women on new biomedical prevention methods, the importance of research and how it’s done so that they will become champions of an HIV free generation."
Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) - 2010 Fellow
South Africa
Strengthened expertise on biomedical prevention among South African activists, and advocated for rights of PLWHIV to access a comprehensive prevention package of care
Section 27 - 2017 Fellow
South Africa
“In order to curb the number of HIV infections we need to consider providing more alternatives to HIV prevention methods.“
TB/HIV Care Association - 2015 Fellow
South Africa
“There’s a need in South Africa for PrEP awareness among individuals and institutions with decision-making authority, and particularly for key populations.”
Treatment Action Campaign - 2018 Fellow
South Africa
"I want to help create demand for HIV prevention among young girls and to help them gain the capacity to protect themselves."
Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) - 2014 Fellow
South Africa
Prepared for microbicide trial results and nurtured young women’s advocacy around new prevention options in Mpumalanga
World AIDS Campaign (WAC) - 2012 Fellow
South Africa
Listened to the voices of PLWHIV in South Africa in considering the feasibility of rolling out treatment as prevention in South Africa
Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) - 2013 Fellow
South Africa
Strengthened community engagement efforts within trial sites and communities, influenced relevant polices and guidelines and explored key ethical issues in trials
Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) - 2019 Fellow
South Africa
"Advocating and fighting for the vulnerable populations and this fellowship will help me ensure that the next generation does not go through half of the things we went through and that they won’t have to fight the same battles that we had to fight."

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