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2015

May 2015 What are the health workforce implications of WHO resolutions?
WHPA side session during the World Health Assembly 2015

January 2015 Deadline extended to 15. march 2015 - Call for nomination for WHPA Award in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Word Document
The award will recognise an outstanding interprofessional team that has improved patients’ health and promote a collaborative approach to healthcare.

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2014

October 2014 WHPA urge for smoke free Olympics in Japan 2020 in a letter to Tokyo Governor Masuzoe PDF File

November 2014 Newly-launched- the HealthScore app helps you rate your habits on a stoplight. Customizable reminders support you on the road to healthier living. #HealthyMeans

World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2014

Media release 21 May Regulation a top priority agree global health professionals PDF File

January 2014

WHPA intervention at the Executive Board of WHO: Executive Board 134th Session:
Agenda Item 5.4: Framework of engagement with non-State actors PDF File
Agenda Item 8.2: Multisectorial action for a life course approach to healthy ageing PDF File
Agenda Item 10.6: Antimicrobial Drug Resistance PDF File
Agenda Item 13.2: WHO's response, and role as the health cluster lead, in meeting the growing demands of health in humanitarian emergencies PDF File

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2013

WHPA Intervention at WHA 2013 on the Social Determinants of Health PDF File
WHPA Intervention at WHA 2013 on the Global Vaccine Action Plan PDF File
WHPA press release on collaborative practice – World’s health professions call for new emphasis on working together PDF File
World Health Professions Alliance statement on interprofessional collaborative practice PDF File


WHPA announces World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2014
The third World Health Professions Regulation Conference will be held in Geneva 17th, 18th May 2014. Scheduled to run over 1.5 days immediately prior to the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly, the conference will provide participants with insights, perspectives and discussion on current challenges in health professional regulation.

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2012


WHPA calls for applications for Small Grants against counterfeits

WHPA has launched  the “WHPA campaign on combating counterfeit medical products Small Grants 2013/2014”. (more)

WHPA leadership forum on collaborative practice and health economy
The WHPA leadership forum brings together the national leaders of the WHPA member organizations.  The biannual conference better equip association leaders to address issues of policy and health
leadership. Read more

Health Professions call for new SSFFC Member State mechanism to be open to civil society
WHPA, speaking for 26 million health professionals, called for the proposed new Member State mechanism against Substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products (SSFFC) to be open to civil society. WHPA also recognised WHO’s role in ensuring the availability of quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products.
See full text WHPA WHA intervention PDF File

WHPA comments on WHO discussion paper on the Global monitoring framework for the prevention and control of NCDs
We very much appreciate the shift from 10 individual NCD indicators and targets to a comprehensive monitoring framework approach.

In several letters and meetings over the last month, we raised our concern not to restrict the NCD strategy to a limited number of diseases, but to include other areas, notably mental health, musculoskeletal diseases and oral health. It is critical to adopt such a holistic approach based on common risk factors. This approach, incidentally, would be equally applicable to communicable diseases.

We are very pleased to see that the new document corresponds to this holistic approach by focusing on mortality as a main indicator and underlining the need of national registration systems to record death and the cause of death. This not only adds value to NCDs, it also allows monitoring and planning for all diseases.

However with only mortality as a main indicator, not enough emphasis is put on prevention. In NCDs, the development of disease is taking place in phases: an unhealthy lifestyle becomes manifest, health conditions deteriorate and end in death. NCD prevention either aims to avoid illness in the first place or to prevent or reduce further progression of the existing disease…
Read full WHPA intervention on NCDs PDF File

Health professions call for international law against falsified and counterfeit medical products
Presenting an intervention on Substandard/Spurious/Falsely-Labelled/Falsified/Counterfeit Medical Products (SSFFC)  medicines at the WHO Executive Board meeting, the International Pharmaceutical Federation, representing WHPA, called for an expert group to report back to the next EB and WHA in 2013 on the feasibility of establishing a public health treaty on combating SSFFC medicines, based on the model of theFramework Convention on Tobacco Control. (See full text here) PDF File

Health professions present NCD intervention at WHO Executive Board meeting
WHPA, speaking for 26 million health professionals worldwide, urged WHO and Member States not to lose sight of person-centred care and people-centred public health, when considering noncommunicable disease targets, indicators and a global monitoring system.
Read full WHPA intervention on NCDs PDF File

WHPA calls on WHO to recognise health professionals’ contributions
In an intervention on WHO Reform given during the WHO 130th Executive Board meeting, WHPA strongly recommended that WHO and the Executive Board recognise the importance of NGOs representing current and future healthcare professionals. (see full text of intervention)

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2011

WHPA Open Letter on NCD monitoring and targets
Health professions issue Open Letter to Member States in regards to WHO suggested global monitoring and targets for NCDs, urging inclusion of social determinants of health, physical activity, oral health and education and training on NCDs.
See Open Letter PDF File

Health professionals unite in WHPA Prague Call to Action, urging governments to ramp up fight against falsified medicines
In a first for the Central European region, national health professions organisations have discussed and endorsed the WHPA Prague Call to Action, to reduce the harmful impact of falsified medical products on patients and the public.
Media release PDF File
WHPA Prague Call to Action PDF File
WHPA Prague workshop programme PDF File

Health professions call on Member States to act against NCDs and social determinants of health
Speaking at the UN high level meeting on NCDs in New York, Wonchat Subhachaturas, World Medical Association President, and WHPA representative, called on member states to address both noncommunicable and communicable diseases in conjunction with social determinants of health, to avoid a 'silo' approach to health care. See speechPDF File

UN high level meeting on NCDs webcast (Here)

See 01:21:00 for speech by Wonchat Subhachaturas, World Medical Association President, and WHPA representative

WHPA Health Improvement Card launched
The world's health professions have launched an easy-to-use, practical guide to help individuals and their health professionals reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
See media release EN ES FR
See WHPA Health Improvement Card EN ES

Physical therapists at the heart of the global battle against cancer 8 Sept World Physical Therapy Day
This year on World Physical Therapy Day, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is particularly drawing attention to physical therapists’ role in reducing the risk of cancer, and helping people recover from its effects. See article by Marilyn Moffat, President of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy PDF File

WHPA responds on WHO Targets to Monitor Progress in Reducing the Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases
In a letter to WHO, WHPA addresses concerns about the NCDs draft targets document, particularly its narrow focus on four disease groups, among the wide field of NCDs. With the focus only on cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease the Alliance fears that governments may concentrate only on improving in these areas, detracting from other major NCD threats, such as musculoskeletal diseases, accidents, mental disorders and oral diseases.
See WHPA Letter to WHO 02 August 2011 PDF File

Open Letter to UN Missions for a strong UN high level meeting on NCDs Outcomes Document
WHPA has called on UN Missions in New York and Geneva for their support amid negotiations on the NCDs Outcomes Document. In particular, WHPA calls for a holistic approach based on common risk factors; not to restrict the scope of the outcomes document to a limited number of diseases, but to include mental disorders and oral health; to focus on equitable access to health care as a human right; to pay due attention to the link between noncommunicable diseases and the social determinants of health; and to strengthen health care systems through a comprehensive approach that places emphasis on primary health care and integrates prevention, specialised treatment and rehabilitation.
See Open Letter to UN Missions PDF File

Health professionals unite in WHPA Taipei Call to Action: First for the Asian region
Urging governments to ramp up the fight against falsified and counterfeit medicines, health professionals in Asia have joined together to endorse the WHPA Taipei Call to Action to reduce the harmful impact of falsified and counterfeit medical products on patients and the public.
See Media Release PDF File Traditional Chinese PDF File

Health professionals meet to fight falsified and counterfeit medical products

In a first for the Asian region, national health professions organisations (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy) and key stakeholders will meet at a dedicated workshop on falsified and counterfeit medical products, to be held on 30 June and 1 July, in Taipei. More

Health professions issue warning on global NCD epidemic
The world’s health professions warned today that the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases(NCDs) had become a significant threat to human health and development and unless urgently addressed, the burden of NCDs would continue its dramatic increase. Full media release | versión española | version française PDF File

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2010

WHPA STATEMENT ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH PDF File

COUNTERFEIT CAMPAIGN MEDIA RELEASES

Thirty national health professions organisations endorse 'Abuja Call to Action' PDF File
African joint initiative to fight the dangers of counterfeit medicines

In a first for the African continent, thirty national health professions organisations (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy) and four patient organisations have discussed and endorsed the WHPA Abuja Call to Action on Counterfeit Medical Products when they met at the first-ever multi-professional workshop on counterfeit medical products in Africa, held 22-23 November, in Abuja, Nigeria. More

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WHPA intervenes at 63rd WHA on counterfeit medical products
The World Health Professions Alliance was present at the 63rd World Health Assembly, held in Geneva from 17-21 May 2010. On the subject of counterfeit medical products, FIP spoke on behalf of the five WHPA member organizations and stressed that all of us have a common goal to protect the well-being of patients in all parts of the world from poor quality, substandard and counterfeit medical products. Read more

 


 
 
     

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