Lastina Lwatula

Lastina LwatulaLastina M. T. Lwatula (Jhpiego Zambia)

Professional Qualification: MSc PHP, F-SAFRI, BSc Nursing, DNE, RNM

Lastina Lwatula has vast experience in systems strengthening for the education of health professionals through working with Ministries of Health, Regulatory Bodies and Training Institutions, in Zambia Uganda, Botswana, Ethiopia, Liberia and Lesotho. These efforts include faculty development, instructional design for pre/in-service curricula and training materials development/reviews, innovative approaches through on-job training and mentorship models and use of technology for eLearning (www.learnehealthzambia.org) and telementoring model (ECHO®). She has contributed to policy change by translating the National Training Policy through development of national training guidelines; identification of HIV/AIDS core competencies for all health workers and the Revision of Statutory Instruments on nursing and midwifery practice in Zambia. She is a founder member of the Midwives Association of Zambia who contributed to the development of a continuing professional development system for nurses and midwives in the country. Currently Jhpiego Zambia country office focal point person for nursing and midwifery.

Lastina is an emerging researcher who has written, presented and reviewed in-house abstracts for national, regional and international conferences. Recently appointed to the board of editors for the African Journal of Health Professions Education. Utilized the Task Analysis methodology for needs assessment, results published in a WHO journal (World Health & Population. Vol. 16 No.2; February 2016), contributed to revision of Medical Licentiates training in Zambia.