Memory Sachikonye – Co-Chair

Memory 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). UK-CAB is network of HIV treatment advocates from across the UK with over 730 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. She has many years experience in UK and international support networks and services. Memory is also a community representative on a number of HIV studies. She volunteered at Positively UK ( then Positively Women) from 2002. She is a member of Poz-Fem UK. She is an experienced public speaker and advocates for asylum seekers, especially women’s rights to services and access to treatment.

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 before moving to the UK in 2001. Other voluntary roles Memory holds:

European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) member. She is the chair of EATG’s Development and Membership Advisory Group (DMAG).
Service User Representative for the Enfield and Haringey HIV Providers’ Forum
Committee Member for Staff/Patient Forum, North Middlesex Hospital