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Kate Stratten

HIV program director

Kate Stratten oversees IntraHealth’s portfolio of HIV/AIDS programs. She brings over 15 years of leadership and technical experience managing multi-million dollar, international public health projects.

Stratten’s areas of expertise include: HIV and AIDS, family planning, fistula prevention and care, gender-based violence, maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening. She has specific experience developing and implementing community mobilization and behavior change communication strategies as well as developing curricula and training programs.

Stratten has managed the start-up of many large initiatives, including the AIDS Resource Center in Ethiopia, the national AIDS Hotline in South Africa, and the introduction of community-based prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in low-prevalence areas. Since joining IntraHealth in 2008, she’s managed the organization’s programs in Ethiopia and Southern Africa and role in a number of global initiatives, such as LINKAGES and Evidence to Action (E2A). Prior to IntraHealth, Stratten worked for Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs and as a health communications consultant in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She holds a BS and honors in social work from the University of Cape Town.

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