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 world’s health professions were represented in force at this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA76), which took place on 21-30 May 2023. They put their positions to WHO member states on a range of strategic topics, contributing to debates at the highest level of international health governance.
WHPA is supporting evidence-based advocacy for health professionals in the emergency medicine community via its report on the impact of Covid-19 on the health professions, published in the WHO’s Human Resources for Health Observer Series. Key messages from the report were shared at this year's WADEM Congress, the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine.
Leaders of the WHPA health professions were among the high-impact decision makers who attended the WHO’s Fifth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, the outcomes of which will inform the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Care in September 2023.
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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.