Ms. Sinazo Pato, IPM South Africa

Ms. Sinazo Pato, IPM South Africa

Senior outreach specialist

Sinazo Pato works as a senior outreach specialist for the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) in South Africa, where she oversees outreach, education, and advocacy activities targeting adolescent girls and young women to ensure that their perspectives and experiences are considered in HIV prevention programs and product development.

Sinazo has over 10 years of experience in HIV prevention biomedical trials focusing on community education and stakeholder engagement. Prior to her work in clinical trials, Sinazo was an activist passionately advocating for access to affordable HIV treatment for people who need it in South Africa, a cause she still believes in.