IFGH 2010: Plenary Session III: Father Michael Kelly-HIV and AIDS: Accomplishments and Enduring Challenges

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November 30, 2010

Fr. Michael Kelly was born in Tullamore in 1929. He studied at University College Dublin and was awarded a B.A in Maths and Mathematical Physics in 1952, both with first class honours. He went on to receive a licentiate in philosophy in 1955. He moved to Zambia and has lived and worked there for 50 years, becoming a Zambian citizen. He worked for many years as headmaster of Canislius College in Chiseki in Zambia. He completed his PhD studies in the area of child and educational psychology in 1974 and subsequently became a senior lecturer and Dean of the School of Education in the University of Zambia (UNZA), in1975. He served as pro-vice chancellor and deputy vice chancellor and became professor in 1989. He has received honorary degrees from University College Dublin and the University of the West Indies. Father Kellyʼs work on HIV/AIDS is noted internationally, having worked with UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank, and made significant contributions to the our understanding of the impact of HIV on education, and education on HIV.

 

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