Professor Jehu E. Iputo is Director of the School of Medicine at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in South Africa where he has taught for over 20 years. Prof. Iputo studied human medicine at Makerere University and Physiology at Trinity College in Dublin. Prior to taking up his current post at the beginning of this year, he was a Professor of Physiology and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Medical Biochemistry at WSU.
Prof. Iputo has played a pivotal role in the establishment of the problem- and community-based medical training program at WSU, one of the leading innovative programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years he has chaired the Curriculum Committee, the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, and the Quality Assurance Committee of the Faculty of Health Sciences at WSU.
Prof. Iputo is a member of The Network: Towards Unity for Health. He has published in medical education and serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including the South African Medical Journal. He has consulted for the WHO on medical education, and has been involved in medical and nursing curricula reform in South Africa, Ghana, and Uganda. He has been a panel member on the Accreditation Committee of the Medical and Dental Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa since 2000.