DR Scholastika Ndatinda Iipinge


Department: nursing

1. Name:
(Title , First, Last Names)
Scholastika Ndatinda Iipinge

2. Tertiary Qualifications
(High to Low)
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  • PhD (D Cur), Rand Afrikaanse University, South Africa, 2001.
  • MCommH (Master of Community Health Sciences), University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, 1995.
  • B Cur  (Hon) (Community Health Sciences and Nursing Education), University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia, 1992
  • B Cur  (Hon) (Community Health Sciences and Nursing Education), University of South Africa, Pretoria 1984
3. Current Position Senior Lecturer

4. Campus Address (Postal, Room No, Block/Unit)

Main Campus, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Windhoek
M Block, Second Floor, Room M213

5. Office Phone, Fax & Cell phone (optional)

+264 61 206 33237/3312
+264 61 206 3320
+264 81 148 5657

6. Email  Address siipinge@unam.na

7. Short Biography
(maximum 150 words)

Scholastika N Iipinge is a Namibian with over twenty years of experience in the health sector in Namibia. She has been involved in teaching nurses and public health officers for the past 15 years. Dr. Iipinge is a senior lecturer in the Nursing Department and also offers Masters in Public Health as part of the team. She has been involved in health especially in Human Resources for Health in east and southern Africa; has been the Coordinator of the HIV/AIDS Unit of the University of Namibia for last three years. She has been a project leader for many research projects and different consultancies for the Government; UN Agencies; NGOs on issue related to health and HIV/AIDS aspects.  Furthermore, she coordinated many projects related to health and HIV/AIDS in SADC. Main interest and skills in qualitative and quantitative research, HIV/AIDS, Human resources for health, gender and peer education and health in general

8. Resume/Vita Post resume/vita document

9. Recently Taught Courses
(last 2 years- include course codes)

  • Community Health Sciences IV – NCH2410
  • Introduction and principles of public health MPH 6880 UNIT 1
  • Disease control strategies MPH 6880 Unit 5
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

10. Academic interest/ expertise

  • Community health sciences
  • Socio-cultural issues related to HIV/AIDS
  • Human resources for health
  • Evaluation of quality health care
  • Monitoring and evaluation

11. Research and Publications
List of references/citations:
Title, year, place& publisher
(includes links to abstracts& UNAM Press)
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2009 Nashandi H, Iipinge S & Hofnie K. What motivate the women: following the Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programme in Namibia. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, January – March 2009; Vol. 3 No.1 pp30 – 33.

Iipinge S, Hofnie K & Wilkinson, W. (2007). Evaluation of Comprehensive care and support for PLWHA and or Chronically ill patients. Global Fund Evaluation Report; UNAM & Ministry of Health and Social Services. Windhoek, Namibia.

Iipinge S & Pretorius L (2006). Public and Private Partnership in the Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Namibia. A SADC Project – Consultancy Report for HST. UNAM; Windhoek, Namibia.

Iipinge S, Hofnie K & van der Westhuizen L. (2006). Perceptions of health workers with regard to condition of services in Namibia. A Discussion paper 35. Equinet publication, www.equinetafrica.org.

Kendal S  & Iipinge S. (2006). From Rhetoric to Reality: The Creation of Collaboration among Community Home-Based Care Organizations and the Formal Health Sector in Namibia. University of Namibia. (unpublished).

Iipinge SN, Ferreira Y, Muchiru S, Kitaw Y, Chizimbi S, Samuel S, Shambangu D, Chita MB & Mupawaenda AC.. 2006. Evaluation of UNDP’s role and contributions in the HIV and AIDS response in Southern Africa and Ethiopia. Evaluation Office, May 2006. UNDP; New York.(Synthesis report)

Iipinge S (2006) Evaluation of UNDP’s Role and Contributions in the HIV/AIDS Response in Southern Africa and Ethiopia. A country study Evaluation Office August 2006. UNDP. (country report)

Hamata, NT., Hailemariam, B. & Iipinge, SN,  Obstetric care services in Namibia:  A Situational Analysis. October, 2001. Ministry of Health and Social Services. Windhoek, Namibia. (Member of Consultants)

Hamata, NT., Hailemariam, B. & Iipinge, SN,  Guidelines for Emergency Obstetric Care in Namibia. October, 2001. Ministry of Health and Social Services/WHO. Windhoek, Namibia. (Member of consultants)

Kate Reeve, Iipinge Scholastika, Richard Lee, Edna Kavuma & Karma C Steve. 2001. HIV/AIDS Counseling services in Namibia. Canadian Journal of Social Work. Toronto, Canada 

Iipinge, SN 2002. Expectations of stakeholders in home care in rural Namibia. Curationis Volume 25 (3): 27 - 31.

Iipinge, SN & Botes A. 2002. Expectations of stakeholders regarding home care provision in rural Namibia. DENOSA CURATIONIS; RSA.(25) No. 4: 22-31

Abate, AL, Dima S, Iipinge S, Lutaaya E, Mosimane A, Mufune P & Otaala B. 2001.  The impact of HIV/AIDS among the farming communities in Namibia. FAO; Rome.
Iipinge S & Hofnie K. 2003. Desk Review of abuse cases reported at the Women and Child Protection Unit and the subsequent courses of action taken in Windhoek. Ndatindakoshi Consultancy cc; Windhoek

Iipinge SN & Venter E. 2003. Nursing students’ experiences during a rural community placement programme in Namibia – 2001. Denosa Curationis. RSA. Vol. 26 No 4: 5-13

GRN. 2004. National Technical Guideline for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR). Ministry of Health and Social Services. Windhoek, NAMIBIA

GRN. 2004. The National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS: third Medium Term Plan (MTP III) 2004-2009. Ministry of Health and Social Services. Windhoek, NAMIBIA

Iipinge S, Wilkinson W & Morgenstern R (2005). Gender based violence database. A Consultancy Report for the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare. University of Namibia. Windhoek; Namibia.

2000. Co-author of “Introduction chapter” on “Nutrition in Africa CD’. Uppsala University, Sweden. 2000.

Iipinge SN & Malan E. 2000. Experiences of final year Diploma Nursing Students in peri-urban placement programme- Windhoek, Namibia. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2 (2): 50 – 53.

2007. Reclaiming the resources for Health: a regional analysis of Equity in health in East and Southern Africa. Fountin Publishers; Kampala, Uganda

Iipinge S, Hofnie K & Friedman, S. 2004. “Gender roles and responsibilities in HIV infection rates in Namibia”. Unam Press, Windhoek.

Iipinge S & Venter E. Chapter on Immunization in the Procedure Manual for Midwives Science: a problem-solving approach by Steyn C.  2001. University of Namibia, Windhoek. Namibia.

Conference Papers:

2008 Iipinge & N Indongo. Sexual and Reproductive policies in Namibia. A paper presented at the Population Conference in Helsinki, Finland.

2007. Nashandi H, Iipinge S & Hofnie K. Factors motivating the mothers to adhere to the PMTCT at Katutura State Hospital, Namibia. Paper presented at the International Conference for Midwives in Nairobi, Kenya.

2006 Iipinge S. Non-Financial Incentives in east and southern Africa. Ministers of Health Conference, Arusha, Tanzania.

12. Recent Professional Activities (last 2 years):
Training, Presentations, University Committees, Community Outreach, Professional Associations, Bodies &Public Lectures
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Consultancy Project:
2008. Trends in Sexual and Reproductive health policies in Southern Africa. University of Helsinki. Finish Foreign Affairs project.

2007/2008 Development of the HIV/AIDS toolkit for truck drivers in Namibia. Walvis Bay Corridor Group project

2007/2008 HIV prevalence rate among men having sex with other men in Windhoek. A rainbow project work

2006/2007 Evaluation of Comprehensive care and support for PLWHA and or Chronically ill patients. Ministry of Health and Social Services/Global Fund Evaluation Report

2008 Fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation Short Course: for NGOs in Namibia

Community Services

Chairperson of Board of Directors; Ombetja Yehinga Organization, Windhoek

Member of Board of Directors; Project Hope, Windhoek

National Consultant for the World Health Organization

Theme Coordinator for Equinet: Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Southern Africa

Coordinator of the ZAMANAWE HIV/AIDS Peer Education Programme at UNAM

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