Sheila Tlou
Prof. Sheila Tlou has just made Avance Media's list of 100 Most Influential Women in Africa. She is the Co-Chair of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition and the Co-Chair of the Nursing Now Global Campaign. From 2010 to 2017 she was Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa. She is a former Member of Parliament and Minister of Health of the Republic of Botswana (2004-2009). She is also former Professor of Nursing at the University of Botswana and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development. She has conducted research and taught courses to nursing, pre-medical and social science students on Race/Ethnic and Gender issues relating to HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. She played a key role in development of nursing and medical education curricula to broaden the scope of Health Sciences education in Botswana and SADC.

She has received more than 30 international awards, among them the Botswana Presidential Order of Honor, the President award from the US National Academy of Nursing, the President award from the US National League for Nursing, the Princess Srinagarindra award from Thailand, the Christianne Reimann award from the International Council of Nurses, and The Princess Muna Al Hussein award from the American Nurses Credentialing Centre. She is the United Nations Eminent Person for Women, Girls, and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa, and the International Council of Nurses Goodwill Ambassador for Girl Child Education.



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