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René Sparks

Organisation: Email: SIG: Civil Society: HIV/AIDS STIs and TB ( Chair ) Executive Office: Executive Board Member

Registered nurse by profession, Undergrad: UWC – B CUR; PGND Primary Health Care and CMART at Stellenbosch University. Currently completing Masters in Public Health at School of Public Health, UWC.

Career path includes public and private health sector experience in South Africa, The Netherlands and the UK. National experience in civil society arena and active in leadership of SANAC Civil Society Forum: Health Professionals Sector.

Specialisation and passion include sexual health inclusive of Key Population groups (UK and SA), Quality Assurance Frameworks: National Core Standards and Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance programmes; Primary Health Care; training of health care practitioners and policy making.

Technical/Clinical support on Gender Based Violence (GBV), Sex worker (SW), Young Women & Girls (YW&G), Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) and HIV Prevention programmes across South Africa.

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