Adventist Women-of-the-Year

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The Association of Adventist Women just finished their 2006 conference on "Globalization and the Adventist Woman."Dr. Phetsile Kholekile Dlamini-Nkomo is one of six awardees as Woman-of-the-Year! "Her illustrious career includes serving two terms as Minister for Health and Social Welfare of Swaziland (1996 to 2003). She is currently an ambassador to the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an entity mandated by the Organization of African Unity and now by the African Union (AU). . . .

At NEPAD she is responsible for coordinating health programs that cross many African countries. An international figure in her areas of expertise, she is the author of numerous reports and policy statements. . . .

Dr. Dlamini’s interests include the quality of health care and health care delivery, as well as capacity building. She facilitated health reforms in Swaziland, which include free statesubsidized clinics and health centers throughout the country to relieve very poor families of the burden of paying for medical care and to improve access to health care. This initiative also helps the elderly, who are often left with orphaned grandchildren."Learn more about these Adventist world-changing awardees:

+Paula Leen [created Zimbabwe Orphan’s Project]

+Merikay McLeod [filed the first EEOC lawsuit against the church]

+Aune Ainsalo Greggas [started Health Education and Tobacco Intervention Programme in Nepal]

+Linda Zhu [Director of the Energy Efficient Straw Bale Housing Technology Transfer Program in China

+Eugenia Lopez-Sustache Giordano [founded Adventist HIV-AIDS International Ministry Africa Office]

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