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Title:Evolution of formal midwifery education in Botswana, 1926-2005
Authors:Mogobe, Dintle K.ISNI
Ncube, Ephraim
Periodical:Botswana Notes and Records (ISSN 0525-5090)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
vocational education
Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health
Medicine--Study and teaching
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41235989
Abstract:This article traces the history of midwifery education in Botswana from its birth in 1926 under the auspices of the London Missionary Society (LMS) up to 2005. It is based on the study of National Archives records, nursing books, oral interviews, past and current midwifery curricula documents, as well as midwifery transcripts for graduates of various midwifery programmes. Formal training in midwifery began in 1932 and was initially intended for women of the royal family. During the colonial period, midwifery education grew from being a family affair to an apprenticeship. The article discusses the evolution of admission criteria, curriculum content, and examination and evaluation procedures. It shows that quality assurance has always been part of the midwifery programme. Today, midwifery training takes place in colleges of midwifery and institutions of higher learning and has opened its doors to men. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]