During the past 15 years, Bérengère has designed and implemented information, education, and communication (IEC) interventions throughout the world. Her qualifications as a registered nurse and adult education expert enable her to provide state-of-the-art training to health staff in interpersonal communication/counseling (IPC/C) skills. She develops IPC/C training and self-instructional manuals and conducts Training of Trainers workshops for a range of audiences. Dr. de Negri also provides technical support for family planning, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS programs.
Bérengère's extensive experience makes her a successful manager of reproductive health programs in African, European and Latin American countries. Her work consists of appraising national AIDS programs and promoting the introduction of quality assurance systems. Bérengère also performs qualitative research on IPC/C norms, plans health promotion and social mobilization programs and develops IEC marketing strategies. As she is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese, she is able to work in many developing countries.
Bérengère and AED/PCS Program Officer Liz Thomas are currently writing a handbook that introduces simple methods of analyzing focus group data to researchers and program managers in developing countries. The handbook will be user-friendly and will include hands-on exercises using real data from focus groups conducted in the context of PCS and AED projects. The tentative publishing date is mid-2002.