Indian nun wins global HIV nursing award

Sister Nagothu developed the world’s first MSc curriculum in HIV/AIDS


By Matters India Reporter

New Delhi: 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 Sister 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 November 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..

Sister Nagothu is the director of Nursing at Bel-Air Hospital as well as principal of its College of Nursing at Panchgani, a famous hill station in the Satara district of Maharashtra 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.

The first batch of MSc nursing students, who studied the nun’s curriculum, completed the course this year from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.

The ANAC award recognizes an outstanding nurse, who working on a resource-limited setting, has significantly impacted the community by promoting excellence in HIV nursing care and demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation.

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24 thoughts on “Indian nun wins global HIV nursing award

  1. Praise the Lord! Well done Lourdu!!! You are a credit to the Nurses and you have added more of dignity and purposefulness to the Nursing Profession. Congratulations!!! May Jesus be glorified through you. May all your undertakings take the Nursing profession to the peaks of compassion and love of Jesus to our neighbor. I am proud of you. God Bless You!!!

  2. Hearty congratulations to you dear Lurdu we all are proud of you may God bless you all keep you happy and Joyful
    Sr.Gracy Marokky

  3. Heartiest congratulations Sister. It’s great achievement to be recognised at International level for the humble and humane cause. May God lift u to higher heights for the service of mankind. Lot’s of love and Regards. Lt Col Dr (Mrs) Karesh Prasad, Principal, People’s College Of Nursing, Bhopal

  4. Lourdhu. Hearty congratulations from all our Family members.
    I thanked God for your global achievement and your exploration in the field Nursing college. I am proud of you.
    Convey my hearty congratulations to Rev. Fr.Tomy, Director of your college.
    HIS GENEROUS HAND IN LETTING THE COLLEGE TO HAVE ALL THE NEED FULL IN YOUR CREATIVE WORK FOR THE COLLEGE.
    Sr.Chris Nagothu.

  5. Hearty congratulations sister .God bless you . Would like to know more on the subject . I have managed the Mumbai Thanet HIV AIDS project at world vision in 2003 to 2005. Am currently practicing medical negligence lawyer. At mumbai.

  6. With God’s grace you demonstrate God’s love so that the whole world may enjoy God’s glory with all their hearts & minds full of Gratitude! Dear Sister: congratulations and all ‘ad majorem Dei gloriam!

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