Columba Mbekenga

Associate Professor

Academic Head, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Tanzania.

Telephone: 255 222 122740

Education

PhD in International Health (Maternal and child Health), Uppsala University, Sweden, 2007-2011
Master of Science Public Health,Umeå International School of Public Health, Umea University, Sweden, 2003 - 2004
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1999

Training

Methodology workshop, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, February 2017
PhD supervision course, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, November 2016
AURA Awareness creation and pre-online research capacity intervention workshop, Leadership of Information and Outreach centre for Africa (ITOCA) south Africa and IDS and Loughborough University in partnership with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. February –March, 2016
AURA Awareness creation and pre-online research capacity intervention workshop: offered, Leadership of Information and Outreach centre for Africa (ITOCA) south Africa and IDS and Loughborough University in
partnership with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, September-October, 2015
Certificate course on Grant writing; Makerere University College of Health sciences/ARCADE_HSSR, Jinja, Uganda, April 13th- 17th, 2014
Certificate course on Sickle cell Disease, Genomics, Bioethics, and Qualitative Research: exploring perspectives on genomics and sickle cell Public Health Interventions, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Capetown, South Africa, February 24th –March 2nd, 2014
AONE Tanzania Nursing Leadership Institute with support from PEPFAR,CDC/Tanzania, AIHA’s HIV Twinning center, July, 2013

Current areas of teaching

Maternal and Child health/ Midwifery
Research methods with great interest in Qualitative methods
Community Nursing and midwifery
Supervision of research dissertations and community health Nursing and Midwifery projects.

Research interests

Women’s Health
Child Health
Community and Public Health
Ethical issues in Genomic research

Experience

Academic Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Tanzania Campus- March 2017- to date
Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, 2015-2017
Coordinator (MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health courses), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences- 2015-2017
Head, Community Health Nursing Department, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, 2009- 2015
Visiting Researcher/ Lecturer, Uppsala University, Department Women’s Children’s Health, Uppsala, Sweden, 2011- 2017
Lecturer School of Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences,2011-2017
Assistant Lecturer, School of Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, 2004-2011
Tutorial Assistant, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, 2002-2004
Assistant Lecturer, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, 2001-2002

Professional associations

Board Member, Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2015- to date
Member, Tanzania National Nurses Association (TANA)
Member,Tanzania Midwives Association (TAMA)
Member,Tanzania Public Health Associations (TPHA)
Member, African Honors Society

Created on:04/25/2016 Last modified:09/21/2017

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