Event: Improving Research Capacity in Perioperative Nursing

Portuguese and French


This session will provide an overview of the main barriers facing nurses in low-and-middle-income countries from conducting and participating in research and discuss strategies for the way forward. This event will be available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. (A description of this event in these respective languages is at the bottom of this page.) 

This event is hosted by the Transformational Dialogues Coalition. More information can be found out about this here 


DATE: Wednesday 13 April 2022


TIME: 10:00 New York / 14:00 GMT / 17:00 EAT


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Olubunmi Lawal-Aiyedun is a pediatric nursing leader with over 20 years of nursing experience. Olubunmi founded the Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, Child Health (MARCH) Care Initiative in Nigeria where she is also responsible for implementing the nursing component of Nigeria’s National Surgical, Obstetric, Anesthesia, and Nursing Plan (NSOANP). Olubunmi serves as a Board member of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) and as a Nursing Advisor to the nonprofit Lifebox.





Larissa Gutierres, Chief Nursing Officer, Santa Catarina, Brazil, SOBECC (Sociedade Brasileira de Enfermeiros de Centro Cirúrgico)

Larissa has over 15 years of nursing experience and currently works as a Chief Nursing Officer overseeing a team of 150 people. She has a Master’s Degree in Management of Nursing Care with expertise developed in the surgical area. Larissa is a member of Brazil’s surgical nursing society – SOBECC. 



Augustine Ndaimani 

Augustine is a registered nurse with 16 years of experience as a Nurse and Health Professions Educator in Zimbabwe. Augustine currently serves as Assistant Professor at the University of Global Health Equity, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in Rwanda. He holds a BSc (Hons), MSc and Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Zimbabwe. He has held various roles including peer review of scientific manuscripts, mentoring young scientists and curriculum review for Post Graduate Diplomas, Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Nursing Science, Medical Analytics & Informatics and Biomedical Engineering.



Vinitha Ravindran

Vinitha is a Professor of Nursing at Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, India. Vinitha has a MSc in nursing from CMC, Vellore, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and a PhD in nursing from the University of Alberta, Canada. Vinitha has broad experience across academic and clinical sites and has published more than 35 papers. She is currently Head of the Continuing Nursing Education and Research at the Nursing College at CMC Vellore. 



Gilles Eloi Rwibuka

Gilles is a nurse anesthetist from Burundi. He is the founder and chair of the Anesthesia Association of Burundi – ATSARPS (Agora des techniciens supérieurs anesthésistes réanimateurs pour la promotion de la santé). He has an MSc in Critical Care and Emergency Nursing from Alexandria University. Olubunmi Lawal-Aiyedun – pediatric Nurse, Nigeria, Board Member of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery





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