Nursing welcomes AIDS humanitarian

Courtesy of Ann Barrow McKensie/ Coordinator of College Relations for the College of Nursing

On Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m., the College of Nursing will welcomes international AIDS humanitarian Stephen Lewis as its 29th annual distinguished lecturer in the Villanova Room.

Lewis, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, will address “Race Against Time: Finding Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa.”

Lewis described the health care environment in the AIDS-riddled continent as “crushing and suffocating.”

It is one that suffers from a critical shortage of health care professionals as the number of deaths increases and generations are wiped out.

Lewis will share his experience as a lifelong Social Democrat and diplomat who has focused much of his humanitarian efforts on Africa with a career at the United Nations spanning more than two decades.

He is the recipient of many national and international awards and recognitions for his worldwide influence on humanity.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Africana Studies Program, Women’s Studies Program, Campus Ministry and Center for Peace and Justice Education of Villanova University.

It is part of the College of Nursing’s Annual Health and Human Values Lecture Series which this year focuses on Profiles in Human Adversity.

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