Irene Biraro-Seguya has completed the PDM in HIV/AIDS management and will be doing the MPhil next year. The Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS at Stellenbosch University recently awarded her Best Student in 2009; she shared the evening with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who was honoured with the Van Emden Prize.
She has managed to do this, whilst also being a busy mum and performing a very demanding role as the Director of Nursing at International Hospital Kampala, Uganda’s largest private hospital.
She holds a BSc degree in Nursing from the University of Eastern Africa Baraton in Kenya and Botswana. She is passionate about nursing and believes that nurses are crucial agents of change for improving health care delivery in sub Saharan Africa. Moreover she believes that empowering women in poverty to take action and to be at the forefront of decision making is fundamental for sustainable development in the fight against poverty and disease – particularly HIV/AIDS.