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Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2013 - List of participants - GFMER members pages

Pierrette Kengela Disanka

Refugee Health and Rights Project, Sonke Gender Justice Network, Cape Town, South Africa


Pierrette Kengela Disanka

Pierrette Kengela Disanka, Bachelor in Nursing, Postgraduate Certificate in Health Management, Specialty certifications: HIV/AIDS Awareness and Management, HIV Prevention Research Literacy, Refugee Law, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights Advocacy, Gender-Based Violence Preparedness in Emergency Settings, Microbicides Essentials, Communication and Counselling, Research Methodology: Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS)
Advocacy Trainer, Refugee Health & Rights Project, Sonke Gender Justice Network, Cape Town, South Africa
Young Girls Project Coordinator, Sisters4Sisters, Cape Town, South Africa
Field Researcher Specialist, HIV Migrant Women Survey, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

My name is Pierrette Kengela Disanka Joyce and I’m from DR Congo. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m currently working at Sonke Gender Justice Network in the Refugee Health and Rights Project. Before coming to South Africa, I worked for three years as a General Nurse at OCC Medical Center in Kinshasa, DR Congo. I also volunteered for the Red Cross, providing healthcare support in emergency and war settings.

Since moving to South Africa, I’ve worked for Sisters4Sisters as a Young Girl Friends project coordinator dedicated to the empowerment of young girls in mind, body and spirit through enlightening workshops on personal and professional development and training, along with engaging community outreach in the areas of Domestic Violence, HIV/Aids and mentorship. I’m also working for the South African Medical Research Council as a field researcher specialist in the HIV migrant women survey project. I’m a member of the South African Institute of Health Care Managers. I hold a bachelor degree in Nursing and a postgraduate qualification in Health Management.