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Ndiyana Shilongo

Ndiyana Shilongo, BSc, is currently a senior registered nurse at Oshakati State Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia, and a patron of the Tkmoams (Tate Kalunga Mweneka Omukithi wo’AIDS’ Moshilongo Shetu) Organization, which is Oshiwambo for “Dear God, end the scourge of AIDS in our country.” Ms. Shilongo is co-founder of Tkmoams, began their board of trustees, and trained 300 volunteers on home-based family care, community mobilization, and counseling provision. Prior to this effort, Ms. Shilongo participated in an international visitors program to the United States (HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention for African Health Care Specialists). Her father was a chief headman of Eendombe village, in south west Africa, which is now the Omusati region of Namibia; Ms. Shilongo completed her primary and secondary education in the region. She enrolled in graduate studies at Oshakati State Hospital, completing her diploma first in general nursing science and then a few years later in midwifery. She obtained a bachelor of science in HIV/AIDS management at the International University of Management in Windhoek, Namibia.

Interview date

2010-11

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