Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

Sheila Tlou, PhD, RN,FAAN
UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa
Tau Lambda at-Large Chapter #441

Professor Tlou is director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa. She is a former member of parliament and was Botswana’s minister of health and a professor of nursing and director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development in Primary Health Care for Anglophone Africa at the University of Botswana. Professor Tlou founded the Botswana chapter of the Society of Women and AIDS in Africa and served as chair of the Southern African Development Community and the African Union Ministers of Health. She also represented Eastern and Southern Africa on the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Professor Tlou holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Sciences degree and postgraduate certificates in women’s health and gender studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has authored many publications on gender and HIV and has received numerous national and international awards. Professor Tlou is the United Nations Eminent Person for Women, Girls, and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. (Information compliments of UNAIDS website.)




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