Memory Sachikonye

Memory SachikonyeMemory Sachikonye has been living with HIV since 2002 and currently works for HIV i-Base as co-ordinator for the UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB).

The UK-CAB is network of HIV treatment advocates from across the UK with over 900 members and 130 organisations. It focuses on HIV treatment and treatment-related areas. Memory is responsible for maintaining and developing the CAB network and coordinating meetings. Memory has many years experience in UK and international support networks and services.

Memory is also the Community Liaison Co-ordinator with the DHICE database project in order to identify patient concerns relating to the use of database information, and to work to resolve these if they occur.

Memory volunteered at Positively Women (PW) from 2002, She is currently a PozFem regional co-ordinator and a member of the PW magazine editorial team. Her other roles at PW included client database administrator and a member of the Taking Part Project. She is an experienced public speaker and advocates for asylum seekers, especially women’s rights to services and access to treatment.

Before coming to the UK from Zimbabwe in 2001, Memory worked for 16 years as Head of Information Management Systems for the Southern African Research and Development Centre (SARDC), a regional NGO in Zimbabwe.

Other voluntary roles:

  • UMOJA HIV Support Group, Enfield – Coordinator
  • Enfield and Haringey HIV Providers’ Forum, Enfield Physical Disabilities Partnership Board – Service User Representative
  • Staff/Patient Forum, North Middlesex Hospital – Committee Member

Last updated: 2 February 2010.