Originally from Kenya, Angelina has over 24 years’ experience of working in the HIV sector on different initiatives ranging from providing one-to-one support to people living with HIV, treatment advocacy, managing service delivery to facilitating, promoting and advocating for the involvement of women living with HIV in forming and informing local and national strategy and policy.
She is passionate about the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of women living with HIV and enabling good quality of life for young people living with HIV and has supported them around various issues and coping strategies including HIV Treatment Literacy and general well-being around living with HIV. Her special area of interest is HIV and pregnancy. From 2010-2011 she led the planning, curriculum development and delivery of the pilot project ‘From Pregnancy to Baby and Beyond’ with Positively UK. This project featured in Salamander Trust’s “Rights, Camera, Action” participatory film training workshop. From 2012-2015, Angelina’s work with Positively UK developed it into a sustainable model of education, information, emotional and practical support, for women living with HIV through ante- to post-natal care. It then moved on to be called 4M in 2016 when the project expanded across the UK as a Salamander Trust Project. 4M has now become a separate organisation in its own right. Angelina is the lead author of our 4M Mentor Mother training manual to train other women living with HIV as Mentor Mothers.
Angelina also sits on various national and international advisory boards. These include as a patron of the National HIV Nurses Association , a lay member of the Women’s Network of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a member of the Organizing Committee of the annual International Women and HIV Workshop, has been a Community representative for BHIVA , and is a Trustee of the National AIDS Trust and SAFE Kenya . She has co-authored various articles in peer-review journals and UNAIDS reports.