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 5 members of the WHPA have today signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Health Organization (WHO). The agreement provides a framework for future collaboration between the partners, recognizing the need for multi-stakeholder partnerships to support the health workforce and address today’s public health issues.
WHO estimates that between 80 000 and 180 000 health and care workers could have died from COVID-19 in the period between January 2020 to May 2021, converging to a medium scenario of 115 500 deaths. These deaths are a tragic loss. They are also an irreplaceable gap in the world’s pandemic response. WHPA, as part of WHO's steering group for the International Year of the Health and Care Worker, joins the press release and joint statement.
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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. WHPA works to improve global health and the quality of patient care and facilitates collaboration among the health professions and major stakeholders.