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Bloomberg Nursing Week 2023 – Keynote Lecture

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Breaking Barriers: The Future of Nursing and the Fight for Global Health Equity

with Professor Sheila Tlou

Tuesday May 9, 2023

4:00 PM | Wine & Cheese Reception
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Keynote Lecture

In-person at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Also streaming live on YouTube.
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Bloomberg Nursing is pleased to welcome Professor Sheila Tlou as our honoured guest speaker for National Nursing Week. Sheila’s talk will weave together stories of her own advocacy and health policy work in the areas of HIV prevention in Southern Africa, alongside her visionary leadership as co-chair of the International Council of Nurses Nursing Now campaign and Global HIV Prevention Coalition, to illustrate the broad impact that nurses can have in the fight for global health equity.

Speaker Biography

Prof. Sheila Tlou is the Chancellor of the Botswana Open University, and 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, Special Ambassador for African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Chancellor of Botswana Open University, Champion of the Nursing Now Challenge, Trustee to Board of Florence Nightingale Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees of Society for AIDS in Africa, and Advisory Board member for Harvard Global Nursing Leadership Program.

She is a former Member of Parliament and Minister of Health of the Republic of Botswana (2004-2008).  She is also former Professor of Nursing at the University of Botswana and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development in Primary Health Care for Anglophone Africa.  She has conducted research and taught courses to nursing, pre-medical and social science students on Gender issues relating to HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Ageing and Older Persons.  She has played a key role in the development of national nursing and medical education curricula, working to broaden the scope of Health Sciences education in her home country of Botswana.



May 9
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
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