Catherine is a female leader invested in sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and beyond. She is the Programs Lead at Mulika Tanzania working at the intersection of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), SRHR and decision-making. She was named SRHR Best Celebrity in Eastern and Southern Africa for her outstanding performance by the Southern African AIDS Trust.
In Their Own Words
My project focused on strengthening adolescent girls and young women’s engagement in HIV interventions as decision-makers and influencing the adoption of new prevention technologies in Tanzania. A key achievement is that the Tanzania Commission on AIDS (TACAIDS) agreed on supporting and collaborating to strengthen AGYW spaces from local and national levels. I have been directly involved in PEPFAR COP and Global Fund advocacy and one key achievement in this area is increased budget for AGYW programming from PEPFAR and Global Fund processes. One outstanding win is that the Global Fund will soon implement PrEP and PEP services targeting AGYW in Tanzania.
- Why Tanzania Should Consider New Options for HIV Prevention — The Citizen (Tanzania)
- Video: A New Method for HIV Prevention — W-News (Tanzania)
- Amplifying the Need for New HIV Prevention Options: Journalists take the lead! — Medium
- Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Building an Inclusive Future — Medium