Friday, 16 november 2012
Speaker: Sheila Tlou (Botswana) - Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for East and Southern Africa
Chairs: Stacie Stender, (South Africa), Dato' Seri Yeo Jr. bin Hj. Yeop Adlan (Malaysia)
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Room: Plenary Hall
Plenary session 2:
"Preparing the workforce for the responsible rollout of new tools"
SHEILA D TLOU, MS, MEduc, PhD
Sheila D Tlou (Botswana), MS, MEduc, PhD, is Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for East and Southern Africa and a UN Eminent Person for Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. A committed advocate for HIV/AIDS and the rights of women, Dr Tlou served as Minister of Health for the Republic of Botswana from 2004 to 2009, where she spearheaded an AIDS programme that included a roll out of ARVs and PMCTC to near universal uptake (96%).
Dr Tlou holds a Doctorate of Nursing Science and master’s degrees in education and science. She is a former Professor of Nursing at the University of Botswana and Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Development in Primary Health Care for Anglophone Africa. She has played a key role in the development of national nursing and medical education curricula.
Dr Tlou has received numerous honours, including the 2002 Botswana Presidential Order of Honour. BBC-watchers may recognise her from her 2008 starring role as Precious Ramotswe in The Number One Ladies Detective Agency.