Jacqueline W. Ndirangu is a research public health analyst in RTI’s Substance Use, Gender and Applied Research Program. Ms. Ndirangu is currently the project director of the PrEPARE Pretoria Project: Prevention, Empowering, and Protecting Young Women in South Africa. This project aims to increase uptake of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and readiness and uptake of PrEP among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 16 to 24 who engage in high-risk sexual behaviours; and reduce their barriers to accessing SRH services by addressing and reducing stigma and discrimination (S&D) in clinics. A member of our Global Gender Center, Ms. Ndirangu also works on issues related to gender and women’s empowerment in international contexts.
Ms. Ndirangu is trained as a public health researcher, and her interests are addressing factors that influence disease prevention and health promotion among women in developing countries. Ms. Ndirangu is fluent in English, Kiswahili, Kikuyu and Haitian Kreyol.