I would like to develop/write an OER booklet that will be used by midwifery students during their traininng as well as practicing midwives as a reference manual. This is because students cannot afford to buy midwifery books as they are expensive.
Author: Rebecca Ngalande, Midwifery Program Training -South Eastern Region – Liberia.
Mentor: Prof.dr. Suzana Loskovska was born in 1966 in Skopje. She received the bachelor and master degrees in computer science and automation from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Skopje, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, and the PhD from the Technical University of Wien, Wien, Austria in 1995.
She has been working at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering since February 1992. She was visiting researcher at the Department of System Engineering and Automation, Academy of Sciences of Lower Austria in Krems, from March 1993 to October 1994. During this period, Loskovska worked on the design and development of the medical information system for Krems Hospital. Since 1994 she is back to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. She became a professor in 2007. At present, she is a professor at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, R. of Macedonia.
Her research interests include programming, visualization, human-computer interaction, virtual reality, medical imaging, modelling and visualization of processes in medical praxis. She is author of about a hundred scientific papers in the field of computer science, several articles related to the implementation of the European Credit Transfer System and two books for secondary school. She was project leader and participant in a few projects. She is a member of the editorial board of the international INFORMATICA journal, Slovenia.
Co Menthor: Violet Kaonga is a Nursing and midwifery educator specialist; She has Masters in Nursing and Midwifery Education. She also has Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services Management. In 2017, She was an Education Award winner by International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) because of improving midwifery education in Malawi through her project “mentorship for clinical midwives involved in teaching students midwives in Malawi”. In 2016 she also won Midwife Life Award By SANOFI for developing curriculum for Midwifery program. Since 2009 she has been lecturing in Nursing and Midwifery programmes. Until 2008 she was a clinic manager and clinical Instructor for a nursing and midwifery (KCN). She also practised nursing and midwifery care in Central Hospitals in Malawi.
She loves and believes very much in theory of “caring” as a strong attribute to quality nursing and midwifery education as well as clinical practice. Her project on mentorship for clinical midwives is as a result of being in love with this theory of caring by Jean Watson.
Co Menthor: Bello Shaibu Oricha, Shaibu Oricha Bello, Nigerian pharmacologist. Achievements include design of inhalation chamber for animal model of asthma in developing economies; development of the concept of epidemiological pharmacoprospecting in drug discovery. Recipient State Chairman award, National Youth Service Board, 1989; Federal Merit scholarship, Federal Government Nigeria, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987.
This project is part of the Mentoring Programme “Open Education for a Better World” run in partnership by the UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning at the Jozef Stefan Institute and the University of Nova Gorica.