Rhana NaickerProject FacilitatorAfrica Center for Health and Population Studies
...Rhana Naicker joined the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies almost three years ago and is currently designated as a Programmes Manager.
The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
is a major scientific research initiative established in 1998 jointly by three leading research institutions in South Africa - the Medical Research Council
, The University of Natal
and its medical school, the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine
and the University of Durban Westville
.The Centre aims to play an important role in finding solutions to the health and population problems, including HIV, facing communities in rural and semi-urban areas of South Africa and elsewhere.The research site is expected to become a role model for effective intervention initiatives and will provide valuable information to Government and other service provides in their planning for the provision of health services and determining the development needs of the communities.
With a Diploma in Project Management, Diploma in Marketing and a Diploma in Public Relations, Rhana
,s diverse qualifications allows her
to participate and contribute towards very varied Projects.Though her work at the Africa Centre focuses primarily on daily Administrative issues, Rhana is always keen to adopt and offer her assistance to any Project that enhances the role of the Africa Centre towards the Community.Rhana
has had the pleasure of co hosting workshops and projects in conjunction with USAID
, Duke Center for International Development, National Institute of Health, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and In-depth Network
, amongst various other well known International Institutes
.In addition she
was contracted independently to facilitate the HIV/AIDS: Building Sustainable Partnerships workshop, co hosted by The World Economic Forum
and Joint United Nation,s Program on HIV/AIDS.Her
greatest dream is to provide more support towards intense health education for Senior Primary and Junior and Senior Secondary learners in previously disadvantaged schools.