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Dr Ursula Kalimembe Kafulafula

KafulafulaUrsula K. Kafulafula is a Senior Lecturer at Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Malawi, in Maternal and Child Health department, and Dean of Midwifery, Neonatal and Reproductive Health Studies Faculty.  She has been with University of Malawi for 19 years. Currently, she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery students both in classroom and clinical area. After qualifying with a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Research and Theory Development from New York University, she has actively been involved in supervising masters and   PhD research work. She is a specialist in maternal, neonatal and reproductive health, Nursing and midwifery education; with additional expertise in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; breastfeeding; community mobilization in HIV/AIDS prevention, and adolescent health. She is a certified trainer in Reproductive Health, Basic Obstetric Life Saving Skills, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, Helping Mothers Survive, and Basic newborn resuscitation. She studies the impact of culture-specific influences of exclusive breastfeeding among the less privileged mothers especially in the context of HIV and AIDS. Her primary research interest is in developing effective interventions to promote exclusive breastfeeding, maternal, neonatal and adolescent health.  She can be emailed at ursulakafulafula@kcn.unima.mw. For more information on Dr. Kafulafula, please click on the following link:  www.kcn.unima.mw

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