The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognizes interprofessional collaboration in education and practice as an innovative strategy that plays an important role in mitigating the global health workforce crisis. This is, because productive cooperation between occupational groups representing different professions and disciplines is necessary to provide optimal and effective patient care. To accomplish this successfully, interprofessional collaboration must be promoted during education. Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. It is a necessary step in preparing a collaborative practice-ready health workforce that is better prepared to respond to local health needs.