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René Sparks

Organisation: University of Western Cape Email: - Executive - Executive Board Member

Rene is a registered Nurse by profession with over 21yrs experience which includes working in public, private and NGO space as well as work experience in South Africa, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. She completed a Masters in Public Health at School of Public Health, UWC. Her current leadership roles include: Networking HIV & AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA): National Clinical Manager; Atlantic Fellow at Tekano – Health Equity South Africa; PHASA: Executive Member since 2017; PHASA: Civil Society HAST SIG Founder and current Chair ; SANAC Civil Society Forum: Leadership of Health Professionals Sector; and Western Cape Provincial Council on AIDS: Health Professionals Sector Representative. She is experienced in quality assurance, SOP and policy drafting. Provide support and clinical governance to various public and private health programmes including: Gender Based Violence , Sex work, Community Systems Strengthening, and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) programmes and will be extending her role to include People who inject drugs (PWID).

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