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The World Health Professions Alliance speaks for more than 41 million health professionals worldwide, assembling essential knowledge and experience from the key health professions in more than 130 countries.


The WHPA brings together the global organizations representing the world’s dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians and speaks for more than 41 million health care professionals in more than 130 countries. The WHPA works to improve global health and the quality of patient care and facilitates collaboration among the health professions and major stakeholders.
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14 March 2023
WHPA has been invited to contribute its expertise and represent the voices of health professionals around the world at the WHO’s Fifth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. Register today for our parallel session on the impacts of Covid on the professions: Monday 3 April, 10.45-12.15 CET, online.
3 March 2023
WHPA members continue to press WHO on including mental health protection for health professionals in new pandemic treaty.
2 February 2023
The WHPA raised the concerns of health professionals at the WHO’s Executive Board (EB), continuing its collaboration with the highest levels of WHO governance. It presented constituency statements on the global architecture for health emergency preparedness and on UHC.