Indian nun wins global HIV/AIDS nursing award

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A Catholic nun from India has won a prestigious global award in HIV nursing from an international association.

The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) selected Sr Lourdu Mary Nagothu for developing and implementing the world’s first masters’ curriculum in HIV/AIDS.

The member of the Bangalore province of the Sisters of Jesus, Mary and Joseph will receive the award at a ceremony on Nove-mber 4, the final night of ANAC’s annual conference at Dallas, Texas in the United States. “We are pleased to congratulate you on being selected as the recipient of ANAC’s Excellence in Global HIV Nursing Award,” says an August 2 letter from the association.

Sr Nagothu is the director of Nursing at Bel-Air Hospital as well as principal of its College of Nursing at Panch-gani, a famous hill station in the Satara district of Mahara-shtra State in western India.

The hospital and the college of nursing is an Indian Red Cross Society project managed by Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament priests and JMJ sisters.

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