African Health Agenda International Conference 2019
Mount Kenya University Lecturer and Head of Department Forensic Medicine, Dr. Susan Mururi has presented a paper at the International Academy for Physician Associate Educators ( IAPAE) conference in Zambia.
International Academy of Physician Associate Educators (IAPAE ) is driven by a determination to maximize the contribution of Physician Associate professionals to global health care through identifying, developing and sharing best educational practices. The Academy promotes and continues to develop a vision for Physician Associate education, which is truly international in perspective as well as in its focus. Whilst it seeks to clarify and enhance the common core of Physician Associate education, it equally recognises and values the diversity of the Physician Associate response to the health care needs of their individual nations. Whether seeking the common core or comparing different responses to health care needs, the Academy promote scholarly activity to provide evidence for those seeking to develop Physician Associate education in their own country.
IAPAE will develop an electronic repository of educational initiatives, expertise and experience acting as a conduit for information exchange across interested educational entities. As the repository builds and a range of educational solutions to particular health care need and national circumstance are identified and evaluated, the Academy will provide guidance to educators facing similar situations. In addition to assessing the data held in the repository IAPAE will promote direct contact between those seeking solutions and those with relevant experience.
The IAPAE holds one conference every year, this time it was held in Zambia where many delegates from different countries congregated and presented papers in the field of health. Dr. Susan Mururi from Kenya presented a paper on disaster risk reduction strategies for safety in secondary schools of Kiambu county Kenya.