In Zambia, an eye-opening research project on community nursing has one nurse educator re-examining the way she teaches.
Lecturer, Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Zambia
Marjorie Kabinga-Makukula is a lecturer in the School of Nursing Sciences, Department of Nursing Education, Leadership and Management at the University of Zambia. She holds a BS and MS in nursing, a postgraduate diploma in education for health professionals, and a PhD in medical education from the University of Zambia.
Marjorie has worked as a lecturer at the University of Zambia since 2006. She has immense experience in education of health professionals and has facilitated and participated in designing and developing curricula for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the university and other health training institutions in Zambia. Marjorie has worked with nongovernmental and international organizations to implement and monitor educational programs for health professionals in Zambia. She has also worked with the General Nursing Council in assessing and accrediting nursing colleges. She was instrumental in the development of the Community Health Assistant Programme for the Ministry of Health. She has worked with the PHC2C project and was involved in the development of the certificate in leadership and management programme for nurses and midwives managing rural health facilities in Zambia. Marjorie’s research interests include chronic and palliative care nursing, nursing and midwifery education, community health work, and leadership and management.
Strengthening and Institutionalizing the Leadership and Management Role of Frontline Nurses to Advance Universal Health Coverage in Zambia
Through a 12-month blended learning program, nurses and nurse-midwives leading low-resource health facilities at the community level improved their capacity to engage community members, increased...
This report presents the experience of delivering a new training approach to address Zambia’s need for greater leadership and management capacity at primary health care facilities in rural, low-resourced areas.
This paper highlights opportunities to support rural facility heads in effectively leading front line health teams to deliver primary healthcare to rural communities.
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