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Miriam Mhazo
Independent consultant , International non profit
Johannesburg, South Africa
An HIV prevention program management specialist with over 18 years of experience in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Seeking short term challenging opportunities in any English speaking country. Available immediately.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
Professional Experience:
I have spent the last 20 years in HIV prevention from Prevention of mother to child transmission to HIV Testing Services to Medical Male Circumcision and Condom Social Marketing. I have designed, set up and nurtured nascent programs, trained staff on required skills, managed budgets, managed sub-awardees, prepared and submitted reports to donors. I have successfully worked with people at all levels. I have also worked as a teacher of special needs children, a Family Therapist and a Training officer.
Education:
I am a qualified professional and have acquired the following qualifications over the years.

•MA, Education, Birmingham University, United Kingdom, 1990.

•Certificate in Advanced Health Management, Foundations for Professional Development (S.A.) and Yale University, 2007.
•Certificate in Family Therapy, Connect (Zimbabwe Institute of Systemic Therapy), 1999.
•Advanced Diploma – Hearing Impairment, Jyvaskyla University, Finland, 1985
•Teachers’ Certificate (Primary), Waddilove Institute, Zimbabwe, 1978.
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Developed the new South African government free issue condom Max and also a condom for the military called Masibambesane.
- Set up the first South African HIV testing program that took services out of the clinics into the communities using tents
- Got the counsellor training program accredited
- Set up quality control and quality assurance systems for the HIV testing program
- Successfully piloted the use of lay counsellors in prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in Zimbabwe

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Shona
    Nationality:
    Zimbabwe
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