MAHE prof represents Indian network at world meet

MAHE prof represents Indian network at world meet

Dr Siraj A M (right) with other delegates at Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr Siraj A M, Professor of Microbiology at Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, MAHE represented IndIPEN (Indian Interprofessional Education Network) at the World Coordinating Council (WCC) of interprofessional education and practice organised in Auckland, New Zealand recently.

This is the first time that an Indian network was represented at the World Council which has members of interprofessional networks from regions across the world.

Dr Siraj was also nominated as the lead of WCC working group on interprofessional development that oversees the training and development activities coordinated by the World Council.

Interprofessional education is a necessary step in preparing a ‘collaborative practice-ready’ workforce capable of responding to the local health needs. World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners recognise interprofessional collaboration in education and practice as an approach towards enhancing health outcomes and mitigation of global health workforce crisis.

Dr Siraj, an executive member of the Academy of Health Professions Educators (AHPE-India), is also the Course Director of MAHE-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (M-FIILIPE).

The institute offers a two-year fellowship programme for academics from higher education which emphasises the development of leadership competencies for interprofessional practice.