University of Malawi (Unima), has announced plans to launch a Doctor of Philosophy in Inter-Professional Health Care and Leadership programme this month through its Kamuzu College of Nursing
The programme will be launched on June 27 in Lilongwe with support from Columbia University/ICAP through the Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI) Project.
United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will fund the Inter-Professional Health Care Leadership PhD programme through the Health Resources and Services Administration.
According ti Unima, the main purpose of this PhD programme is to prepare expert health care professionals for leadership and evidence-based practice that will make a major impact on health care in the country and beyond.
The PhD programme will also improve health care delivery at local, regional and international levels, Unima said.
At the same event, Unima will conduct a ceremonial academic practice of inaugural lecture to be delivered by recently elevated professors of the University.
The inaugural Professiorial lectures will be presented by Professor Address Malata and Professor Ellen Chirwa, respectively.
Professor Malata’s topic is “The State of Nursing and Midwifery in Developing Countries: A Case for Malawi” while Chirwa will address the public on “HIV Prevention among Married Couples in Malawi: A New Strategy Required”.
An inaugural lecture (like a graduation), according to Unima, is an event of great significance in the calendar of an accredited University.