oa Botswana Notes & Records - Evolution of Formal Midwifery Education in Botswana, 1926-2005

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



The paper traces midwifery in Botswana from its birth under the auspices of the London Missionary Society in 1926. Botswana National archives records, history of nursing books, oral interviews, past and current midwifery curricula documents, as well as midwifery transcripts for graduates of various midwifery programmes are examined. Midwifery education has evolved from its humble beginnings to take place in colleges of midwifery as well as institutions of higher learning, and has opened its doors to men. The purpose of this paper is to present the evolution of formal midwifery education in Botswana from 1926 to 2005.

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