Dean Wutoh Presents Plenary Lecture on Inter-professional Education and Global Health at Second Arab Conference on Food and Drugs
Sharm El Sheik, Egypt (April 12, 2015) -- Howard University Assistant Provost for International Programs and Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Anthony Wutoh, Ph.D., recently presented a Plenary Lecture on Interprofessional Education and Global Health at the Second Arab Conference on Food and Drugs held in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt. The meeting, which hosted over 500 delegates, covered various topics including the impact of regulatory affairs in the availability of quality medications globally, recent trends in the systems of food safety and quality, and the role of interprofessional education in addressing challenges in Global Health. Dean Wutoh’s lecture focused on the expanding importance of training health professional students using interdisciplinary and inter-professional paradigms that focus on improving healthcare to positively impact the outcomes of patients. Further, he noted that in an increasingly global environment, infectious diseases and epidemics often know no boundaries, and expand quickly, often due to a lack of communication and coordinated care among individual practitioners, public health officers, governments, and regional health officials.
Dean Wutoh commented “I am honored to be asked to provide my thoughts regarding the increasing importance of inter-professional education, and the impact of training on global health challenges. As we continue to expand opportunities for our students to train during international rotations, it is important that their preparation in an inter-professional setting better prepares them to have a global impact. It was interesting to learn that various chronic diseases are having an increasingly disproportionate impact on citizens in the developing Arab world, and I anticipate that Howard University will be able to lend our expertise and leadership in heath professional education to assist these countries.”
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