Nursing & Midwifery

Sheila Tlou, Minister of Health for Botswana, 2004-2008

Display No. 111

Sheila Tlou is a nurse, academic and was the Minister of Health for Botswana from 2004-2008. She pioneered raising awareness around HIV/AIDS and women’s health in Southern Africa, with a focus on empowering women to fight for safe sex.

She has fought to reduce the stigma around AIDS and provided consultancy both to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and the World Health Organisation.


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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!