Nicola Willis

Nicola is the Executive Director of Zvandiri. She has spent 20 years living in Africa, initially in Ghana and South Africa, then Zimbabwe since 2004 when she established Zvandiri together with young people living with HIV and a group of volunteers in Harare.  

Nicola is Co-Chair of the World Health Organisation’s Technical Working Group for Adolescent HIV Service Delivery and is a member of WHO’s HIV Guidelines Committee. In 2021, she was awarded a Rainer Arnhold Fellowship from The Mulago Foundation.  

Nicola studied Paediatric Nursing at Nottingham University followed by Tropical Diseases Nursing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She holds an MPhil in Public Mental Health from Stellenbosch University. 

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