Educator to discuss HIV/AIDS education in Uganda

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TRURO - An assistant professor with a nursing program in Alberta will come to Truro this month, discussing the importance of HIV/AIDS education in Uganda.
Karen Kittilsen, with the Truro-based Northern AIDS Connection Society, which is hosting the event, said guest speaker Jean Harrowing and this topic have specific relevance to the local area.
"There are a lot of community partners
we work with here that commit funds overseas" for such initiatives, said Kittilsen, of Harrowing, an assistant professor in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at the University of Lethbridge.
"And persons who work in the health field have a connection to palliative care and AIDS ... there's always other models of practice we can learn from," said Kittilsen.
Harrowing has 28 years experience as a registered nurse and her doctoral research involved the impact of HIV/AIDS education on nurses and nurse-midwives in Uganda.
She is also a member of an international research team which explores the role of nurses from sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean in the design and implementation of HIV policy in the workplace.
Harrowing will share her experiences and ideas at the Nova Scotia Community College's McCarthy Library, in Room 111, Feb. 17 beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Northern AIDS Connection Society at

Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College, Northern AIDS Connection Society, University of Lethbridge McCarthy Library

Geographic location: Uganda, TRURO, Alberta Sub-Saharan Africa Caribbean

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