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Sister Nigist Biru

Beru_NigistSister Nigist Biru from Ethiopia, who made Final Vows in our Community in 2013, graduated from nursing school before she entered the Medical Mission Sisters in 2003.  Her first mission was to Attat Hospital, in Attat, Ethiopia, working as a ward nurse and in charge of voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS.  She and other hospital workers registered over 500 people, and were supported and guided by staff at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. in developing the best line of treatment for those with HIV/AIDS. Sister Nigist now works in the Outpatient Department of Attat Hospital and also oversees its Nutrition Unit. In the local parish, Sister is involved with young people and a women’s sewing group, whose profits go into an education fund for the youth.