News and announcements

Guyana's Ministry of Public Health launches its Interprofessional Education action Plan

On August 14th and 15th, Guyana's Ministry of Public Health, Division of Health Sciences Education held a The National Forum for Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaborative Practice (CP) for Healthcare.

The event marked the launch of Guyana's IPE action plan for the next two years.

Uruguay Carries Out a Series of Activities in Interprofessional Education

From June 17 to 20, 2019, under the framework of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Action Plan for Uruguay, the Faculty of Nursing (Fenf, Spanish acronym) of Uruguay’s University of the Republic carried out a series of activities to advance IPE in the university setting and in health services.

IPE in the Permanent Education Program

El Salvador holds Technical Meeting on Interprofessional Education in Health

On May 8, 2019, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education in El Salvador held the First Technical Meeting on Interprofessional Education in Health.

Mexico makes the commitment to IPE

Let's make the WHO maxim: "Learning together to work together".

With these words, Dr. Laura Morán Peña, Head of the Division of Postgraduate Studies and research – ENEO, one of the organizers of the second Interdisciplinary Congress of Health in Mexico completed the closing ceremony of the event.

Chile advances in the IPE implementation

On May 8, 2019, the University of Lagos, through its Department of Health, held the First Seminar on Interprofessional Education, which had the objective of officially launching the project of interprofessional education (IPE) in undergraduate courses in health of the institution: Kinesiology, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics and Speech – language pathology.

Brazil will hold a Virtual Seminar on IPE in the training and work of health technicians

The 7th Virtual Seminar of the International Network of Education of Technicians in Health will discuss the interprofessional education (IPE) in the training and work of health technicians and will be held on June 4, 2019, in the Auditorium of the Polytechnic School of Health Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV / Fiocruz). The meeting will be broadcast live in Portuguese and Spanish.

Brazil starts interprofessional education program with more than 6,000 participants

On April 1, 2019, Brazil initiated the Work Education for Health Program (PET-Health), as a part of the implementation of the Interprofessional Education in Healthcare (IPE) plan. This plan was prepared by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and National Council of Health in response to a call for action set for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) in 2016.

The Colombian Association of Nursing Colleges discusses the importance of IPE for the training of health professionals

On March 28, 2019, the Colombian Association of Nursing Colleges (ACOFAEN) held its session of the Directing Council with a presentation on Interprofessional Education (IPE).

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