Portia Khanyile Shanduka RN, RM, BSc Nursing (ZOU), Masters Nursing (Advanced Midwifery & Neonatology (SMU)c.
A Zimbabwean nurse, midwife, feminist, humanitarian, counsellor and clinical educator recently migrated to England. I began as a general nurse for three years then 15 years in clinical midwifery plus seven years in faculty. My work experience spans from Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Nigeria and India. At Paray School of Nursing in Lesotho I was instrumental in designing micro-curriculum tools of the Competency -based Midwifery curriculum. Participated in Lesotho Council of Higher Education development of Midwifery Program and Accreditation Tools as well as in Lesotho Nursing Council Midwifery Standards and Competencies. In Nigeria I pioneered Community SRH program and Partner Involvement
In India I presented virtually in Joint Event with University of Birmingham-International Day of the midwife 2021. My Research Work was on partogram use by midwives and student midwives one of which I presented in VIDM 2018. In 2022 I published a Poem entitled ‘What ifs of Women’s Rights’ in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Journal.