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Maria Chikalipo

University of Malawi

Country: Malawi

Institution: University of Malawi

Area of Research: Centering pregnancy: A strategy in improving maternal and neonatal outcomes among adolescents.


Maria is a registered Nurse/Midwife trained at Kamuzu College of Nursing – University of Malawi. She holds a master’s degree in Social Development and Health From Queen Margret University, Scotland. She has worked as a Nurse/Midwife practitioner, trainer, and leader for 23 years in both government and non-governmental institutions. Currently, she works as a Lecturer for maternal and neonatal Health at Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Malawi. Apart from teaching, she is also involved in research work at the college such as teaching research students and Nurses/Midwives in the clinical area, supervising research work for students who are pursuing Master’s programs and undergraduates. She also participates in research work at the departmental and college level.