Dr. Beatrice is a lecturer in Midwifery and Women’s Health and the Head of Department of Community Health Nursing at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. She is a professional midwife and a nurse and holds a Master’s and doctoral degrees in Midwifery and Women’s Health. She has conducted research in maternal health particularly during pregnancy and conducted a project on supporting pregnant adolescents. She has been involved in several consultancies works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Children, and Elderly in development of training materials and competence-based curriculum to improve Nursing and Midwifery Education in Tanzania. Dr. Beatrice is a member of the Tanzania Midwives Association (TAMA) and a registered practitioner with Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC). She has a particular interest in maternal, newborn and child health research, adolescent health, nursing and midwifery education, and global health research.
Selected Publications: Mwilike, B., Shimoda, K., Oka, M., Leshabari, S., Shimpuku, Y., & Horiuchi, S. (2018). A feasibility study of an educational program on obstetric danger signs among pregnant adolescents in Tanzania: A mixed-methods study. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 8, 33-43.
Keywords: critical thinking, researcher, midwifery educator, attention to detail, problem-solving skills