What is AfrIPEN?

The Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN) is a consensus-based partnership between various institutions and individual with the vision to establish interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPE) as integral part in training the health workforce and in the effective functioning of systems for health in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The mission of AfrIPEN is to advocate for, collaborate on, promote and share good practice of IPE in Sub-Saharan Africa. READ MORE

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Communique issued following the 2nd Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Africa Conference

The Second Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Africa conference took place at the Amref International University, Nairobi, Kenya from July 30 to August 2 2019. The conference was a collaboration between the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN), Sigma Theta Tau’s International Tau Lambda at Large Chapter, Anglophone Africa APN Coalition, WONCA Africa, the WHO Interprofessional Education Collaborating Centre, the WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre for the African region and Amref International University, with the support of AFREhealth.

Following the conference and technical workshops, the participants issued a communique calling upon regional and national stakeholders, such as the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the African Union and African Ministries of Higher Education and Health, to take action to establish interprofessional education and collaborative practice as integral part in training the health workforce and in the effective functioning of systems for health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more…