Global WHO

IPE in WHO Global Initiatives
Collaborate with WHO on initiatives that relate to interprofessional education, learning, practice and care.


  • Advocating for Interprofessional. Global as the worldwide go-to organization for IPE/IPL/IPP/IPC
Contact Person

Interprofessional.Global Representative

Dr John Gilbert (Professor Emeritus)
C.M., Ph.D., LLD (Hon)., FCAHS
University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, & Manipal University

John Gilbert has been a seminal leader in the education of health professionals in British Columbia, Canada and globally. His vision and leadership led to the concept of interprofessional education being developed as a central tenet of collaborative person-centred practice and care. 

John is founding Principal and Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia. He is a Senior Scholar, WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research, Dalhousie University; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University. He holds the DR. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Interprofessional Education & Practice, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, and is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney. He is Founding Chair, The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative and has given over 220 keynote presentations in the past 10 years.