Topic: Can Interprofessional Education make a difference to patient care?

Join us for the webinar hosted by the AFREhealth Health Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Technical Working Group


Interprofessional Education (IPE) is widely recommended as an essential component of high quality health professions education. The challenge, however, is whether IPE leads to collaborative practice, given the structure and hierarchy of the healthcare system, and, ultimately, if it makes a difference to patient care. In any context, but especially given the human resource constraints across Africa, team-based care is vital to improving patient outcomes; how do we move towards making this a reality? The webinar will explore these questions.

Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022


Judy Khanyola, University for Global Health Equity, Rwanda; Lead-AFREhealth IPE TWG


1st Speaker: Christmal Christmals – Why Interprofessional education (IPE) is essential for workforce in Africa;
North-West University, South Africa – 10 min

2nd Speaker: Jana Müller – Does IPE translate into Collaborative Practice;
Stellenbosch University – 10 min

3rd Speaker: Ian Couper – How can IPE support teamwork in Africa?,
Stellenbosch University – 10 min

Supported by NIH-Fogarty Grant No. 1R25TW011217-01 African Association for Health Professions Education and Research

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The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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