Tlou: The continent's shining star


Professor Sheila Tlou has done it all. From being a professor at the University of Botswana (UB), being Minister of Health, to  Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, Tlou has earned her place amongst the continent’s shining stars. 

A giant in health care and sexual reproductive health and  also an activist of note, Tlou has had quite a stellar career, spanning decades, but she isn’t done yet. Hers is an inspiring story to many, especially young aspiring women.

Tlou holds a PhD in Nursing Sciences and post-graduate Certificates in Women’s health and Gender Studies, from the University of Illinois in Chicago.  She also has a Master’s degree in Nursing Education and Instruction from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Dillard University in New Orleans.

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