2nd Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Africa conference

This Second Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Africa conference provides an opportunity for participants to discuss ideas and devise and test strategies to mobilise concerted action to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities across Africa.

The conference is driven by the conviction that concerted action to improve working together will effect change, enhance quality of care, ensure safety, and optimise deployment of human resources on the continent.

The conference is a collaboration between the WHO Regional Office for AfricaAfrica Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN), Sigma Theta Tau’s International Tau Lambda at Large Chapter , the WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre for the African region and Amref International University.  We welcome all health collaboration champions, educators and researchers to Nairobi, Kenya from 30 July to 2 August 2019.

Whether you are a health or social practitioner, service user, student, academic, manager, policy maker or researcher, the conference will inspire and be an opportunity to compare perspectives, exchange experiences, share expertise and transform current understandings.

The overarching theme of the conference is Building an Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice culture: from policy to practice. The sub themes look to explore policy as catalyst for interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP); evidence and best practice for IPECP; culture influencing IPECP; and breaking down professional silos for collaborative practice.

Visit the conference website: https://interprofessional2019.org/

Partnership development workshop for interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Africa

Since 2015 AfrIPEN partners have been collaborating to help address priorities relating to IPECP. Recently other organisations with a heart for IPECP approached AfrIPEN, seeking closer collaboration. These include

  • WHO Regional Office for Africa (Human Resources for Health)
  • IPE Collaborating Centre in Malawi
  • African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth)
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
  • Sigma Theta Tau’s International Tau Lambda at Large Chapter

Partnership comes straight from the heart of interprofessionalism. Working in partnership reflects the unity we see in working with, for and between service providers and service users. Partnership is one important way in which the unity of a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach is demonstrated to the world.

The AfrIPEN team invites all interested persons and institutions to a 2-day workshop prior to the Second Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Africa conference to explore possibilities for closer collaboration.