Sinazo Pato

Sinazo Pato works as an Advocacy and Community Outreach Manager for the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) in South Africa, where she oversees outreach, education, and advocacy activities targeting adolescent girls and young women to ensure that their perspectives and experiences are considered in HIV prevention programs and product development. Sinazo also manages Inside My Purse. Since its launch in 2018, Sinazo has connected with, and gained inspiration and learned from many people from different parts of the world. As the mother to a girl child she is passionate about creating a supportive environment for girls and young women to unleash their voice and take charge in shaping their future pertaining to health and socio-economic rights. Sinazo has over 10 years of experience in HIV prevention biomedical trials focusing on community education and stakeholder engagement. Prior to her work in clinical trials, Sinazo was an activist passionately advocating for access to affordable HIV treatment for people who need it in South Africa, a cause she still believes in.

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Inside My Purse Writing Competition

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Inside My Purse Writing Competition

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Let’s celebrate love safely and responsibly this Valentine’s Day

A few days ago, I went to my neighbourhood shopping centre, and I could not believe it was already that...

It’s Time to End TB!

World TB Day is observed on 24 March every year to raise public awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and to accelerate...

New Year, New Me, New Purse!

It is the end of January. Does that mean you are too late to squeeze one more resolution for the...

We walked, we survived, we conquered! Learning about breast cancer

Marking October as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ is a global drive to raise awareness of this devastating disease across all...

Understanding unplanned pregnancies

Maybe you know or have heard of a teenager who became pregnant unintentionally. Or perhaps you have had this experience?...

A tribute to women in the HIV/AIDS space

Yet another year passes where we celebrate and honour women of 1956 for their bravery in South Africa. On 09...