Portia Shanduka

A Zimbabwean working as a Nurse Educator and Deputy Head of Midwifery program at Paray School of Nursing, the only Nursing College located at a rural district in Lesotho. A student counsellor in the college.

Work Experience: 15 years in clinical and seven years in faculty.

Research interests: Midwifery Education and practice, Sexual and Reproductive Health and women and girl- child issues. Currently working on a National Framework for strengthening Midwifery knowledge translation.

Professional Membership

Lesotho Nurses Association (LNA), Independent Midwives Association of Lesotho (IMAL)

South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE),

Sub -Saharan Africa FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) Regional Institute Fellowship (SAFRI).

 

Activities

  1. Workbooks Developer of Midwifery Modules and Workbooks reviewer of other Midwifery Modules and Nursing Assistants’ Sexual & Reproductive Health Modules.
  2. Examiner and Moderator of Midwifery Final examinations for the consortium of Four Nursing colleges under Christian- Health Association of Lesotho.
  3. Developer and administrator of Midwifery E- Learning Platforms-: Department Portal (repository), Facebook group for current and former students and Midwifery Module Moodle.
  4. Participation in institutional research, participated in ICM Delphi Survey of reviewing Midwifery Core Competencies and in development and review of National Midwifery Assessment Tools and Lesotho Nursing Council’s Midwifery Education and Practice Standards and Competencies.

Portia Shanduka RN, RM, BSc Nursing (ZOU), M. Cur Nursing (Advanced Midwifery & Neonatology (SMU).