Tackling HIV transmission rates in Zimbabwe
Queen Mary, University of London
- Vernon grew up in an impoverished rural area of Zimbabwe where he would travel 7 km each way to access primary education.
- Thanks to huge sacrifices from his family to pay his school fees, and his own hard work and determination to succeed, Vernon managed to qualify as a medical doctor from the University of Zimbabwe in 2006.
- Having worked for several years as a Medical Officer on HIV prevention clinical trials, Vernon witnessed the grave impact of the disease and became determined to pursue further studies in Public Health policy.
- Having completed his postgraduate degree, Vernon is now in a position to pass on and apply his knowledge towards improving the health of marginalised Zimbabwean communities.
- Vernon’s current role is to provide strategic programmatic and technical leadership to the I-TECH Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program, a key aspect of Zimbabwe’s HIV prevention strategy.
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Playing a key role in a national project to reduce HIV transmission rates
Public Health in developing countries, HIV prevention
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Programme Manager