Past and current projects in the school:
1. Erasmus Mega Project: Building capacity by implementing mhGAP mobile intervention in SADC countries . Project Agreement No. 585827-1-2017-1-F1-EPPKAP-CBHE (2017-3636/001-001. The Project is C0-Funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. Project duration: October 2017 to September 2020. In Zambia the Project Principal Investigator is Dr Lonia Mwape
Major Aim of the Project: To develop a mental Health Screening Application for use by Primary Health Care Providers to screen adolescent for depression and substance abuse in Zambia and South Africa.
The project is being implemented by a consortium of 10 Universities
- Turku University of Applied Science, RUISKATU 8, 20740, Turku, Finland
- Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
- Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
- University of Zambia- Lusaka School of Nursing
- Lusaka Apex Medical University- Lusaka Zambia
- Stellenbosch University-South Africa
- University of Cape Town-South Africa
- University of Pretoria – Pretoria- South Africa
- Walter Sisulu University - Mthatha, South Africa.
- Universiteit Van Die Oranje Vrystaat- Bloemfontein, South Africa
2. The NORHED (Norwegian Higher Education Development) project: It’s a Five Year Project sponsored by Norad. Agreement number: QZA-0484 NORHED 2013 – MWI 13/0032. Agreement period: 2013-2018 Project Title: Development of a Novel Nursing and Midwifery Graduate and Postgraduate Training Program in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In Zambia the Project Principal Investigator is Prof Margaret Maimbolwa.The Project is administered by a consortium of Five Universities: Three Southern Partners- Univserity of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Zambia- School of Nursing Sciences and University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences-Department of Nursing.
The two Northern Universities are Arctic University of Norway (UIT) and University of Oslo.
At the University of Zambia-School of Nursing Sciences, the Project has undertaken the following:
a) Development of the BSc Midwifery Curriculum
b) Development of the MSC Midwifery and Women’s Health Curriculum
c) Development of the PhD Midwifery Programme
d) Sponsorship/Scholarships for 4 MSc Candidates
e) Sponsorship for PhD Midwifery Candidates
f) Sponsorship for 8 Faculty Small research Grants
g) Sponsorship of the Multicentre Project (Baseline research and implementation to Improved quality of life for mothers and new-borns in Lusaka and Mumbwa Districts of Zambia
- Catherine Mubita Ngoma. (2017). Post-partum beliefs and practices among rural women in Zambia. International Journal of Current Medical and Pharmaceutical Research. Available Online at http://www.journalcmpr.com, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/23956429.ijcmpr20170261
- Catherine Mubita Ngoma and Brenda Siachapa (2017) Use of Herbal Medicines to Induce Labour by Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review of Literature JOJ Nurse Health Care. 2017; 2(3): 555590
- Foster, A. A., Goma F.M., Shamian, J. Moore, C., Kabinga-Makukula M et al. (2017). A Formative Assessment of Nurses’ Leadership Role in Zambia’s Community Health System, World Health & Population Vol. 17, No 3
- Katowa-Mukwato Patricia1, Maimbolwa C. Margaret2, Mwape Lonia3, and Mutinta C. Muleya4 (2017) Experiences, Needs and coping strategies of pregnant and parenting teenagers: A perspective from Lusaka and North-Western Provinces of Zambia, Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery (JRNM) (ISSN: 2315-568) Vol. 6(4) pp.056-067, December, 2017. Available online http://ww.interesjournals.org/JRNM. DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/JRNM.2017.110
- Katowa-Mukwato P., Chapima, F, Sianchapa, B and Mwinga-Kalusopa, V (2017). Learning styles and intelligence types versus academic performance of nursing students of the University of Zambia. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Vol .7: 83-90. DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v7n10p83
- Katowa-Mukwato P., and Banda S.S (2017).Acquisition of Competence in Clinical Practical Procedures: A Model of the University of Zambia Medical School. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research. 19(8): 1-14, 2017; Article no.BJMMR.31279
- Zulu M. & Chanda D. (2017). Mothers’ satisfaction with immediate postnatal care provided at Ndola central hospital, Zambia. International Journal of Nursing Research. Vol 3(4). Pp133-134
- Catherine Ngoma, Sebean Mayimbo (2017). The Negative Impact of Poverty on the Health of women and Children. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research 7 (6):442 – 446
- Introduction of Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSc Midwifery) program.
- Accreditation of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc in Nursing) program by the higher authority.
Current On-going Research Activities in the School
- Social Mobile Media to educate, connect and empower frontline health workers in Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.
- A novel Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Masters and PhD Program: Improving education of nurses and midwives.
- Quality and Antenatal, Intranatal and Postnatal care: A case study of optimizing maternal and neonatal outcomes in Zambia.
The School of Nursing Science has a collaboration with the following Universities:
- Orebro University in Sweden
- Oslo University College, Norway
- Cardif University, United Kingdom (UK)
- Soka University School of Nursing Sciences
- Rusangu University
- Apex Medical University, School of Nursing
- City University