The WHPA brings together the global organizations representing the world’s dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists 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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11 June 2024
The WHPA was true to both its convening and advocacy role at this year’s World Health Assembly, bringing together the professions and other stakeholders at two WHPA-organized side events, and delivering hard-hitting statements to the national delegates at the Assembly.
29 May 2024
Find out more about WHPA's successful side event at the 77th World Health Assembly, held on 28 May 2024. Keynote speakers from the WHO focused on the critical nexus of NCDs and workforce challenges.
26 May 2024
On the eve of the 77th World Health Assembly, WHPA launched its new strategy, calling for the health professions and key stakeholders to work together towards sustainable health workforces and strengthened health systems. The new strategy document will invigorate the WHPA’s role as the only alliance bringing the expertise and concerns of the key health professions to the international stage.