Catherine Atikpo, Ghana

Based in Ghana, Catherine Atikpo is a 23 year old young lady, who enjoys working with young people in their diversities and has been recognized as a truly valuable asset to work with any youth advocacy team. Beyond that, she is a mentor who impacts others with her story as a Person Living With HIV to improve their adherence status, also empowering them with education on their rights and responsibilities as well as Sexual Reproductive Health Rights.
Her knowledge of HIV and expertise in the community was a huge advantage to the Young Health Advocates Ghana (YHAG), the National Network of Young People Living with HIV and the Youth Wing of Hope For Future Generations.
Catherine was enrolled by PPAG (Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana) in collaboration with Zvandiri where she worked at Greater Accra Regional Hospital as a CATS (Community Adolescents Treatment Supporter). Currently, she holds the office of Treasurer at YHAG, and she is a Community Peer Paralegal serving as a legal aid for persons living with HIV and affected by TB including persons highly at risk of contracting the virus.
A Youth Leader for Health, Catherine is passionate about being a voice for the vulnerable and aspires to continue impacting the lives of young women and the vulnerable.