Mick MatthewsMick Matthews

Please note: Mick is currently on sabbatical from his work with Co-Act.
From the UK (living in France), Mick is a consultant and facilitator with 30 years’ experience at all levels in HIV, drug use and developing civil society networks. In 1988, he helped set up and then managed the Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) prescribing service and Needle and Syringe Programme (NSP) in Luton. From 1991 – 1997 he developed and was Executive Director of the UK’s National Network of HIV/AIDS Self Help Groups, including organising three national People Living With Aids (PLWA) Conferences, the EuroCASA AGM and the UK’s first Long Term HIV Survivors Conference.

Mick works primarily in the not for profit sector, supporting organisations to achieve their objectives, facilitating new initiatives and helping organisations understand entities such as The Global Fund. Recent work has included projects with: The Light Foundation (Australia)/ UNHCR (on Solar Lighting for Shelters in Refugee Camps); ITPC MENA; Stop TB, Youth of Jazas (Serbia) and Asteria (Kyrgyzstan). He is very straightforward and particularly strong on using facilitation to achieve objectives.

Before becoming an independent consultant, Mick was Senior Civil Society Officer at The Global Fund.

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