Projects and Publications


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

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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

  1. Turku University of Applied Science, RUISKATU 8, 20740, Turku, Finland
  2. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
  3. Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
  4. University of Zambia- Lusaka School of Nursing
  5. Lusaka Apex Medical University- Lusaka Zambia
  6. Stellenbosch University-South Africa
  7. University of Cape Town-South Africa
  8. University of Pretoria – Pretoria- South Africa
  9. Walter Sisulu University - Mthatha, South Africa.
  10. 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.

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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



  1. 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, DOI:
  2. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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 DOI: http:/
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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

Major Achievements

  1. Introduction of Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSc Midwifery) program.
  2. Accreditation of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc in Nursing) program by the higher authority.  

Current On-going Research Activities in the School

  1. Social Mobile Media to educate, connect and empower frontline health workers in Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.
  2. A novel Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Masters and PhD Program: Improving education of nurses and midwives.
  3. 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:


  1. Orebro University in Sweden
  2. Oslo University College, Norway
  3. Cardif University, United Kingdom (UK)
  4. Soka University School of Nursing Sciences


  1. Rusangu University
  2. Apex Medical University, School of Nursing
  3. City University
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