FDI World Dental Federation logo
FIP International Pharmaceutical Federation logo
ICN logo new
World Physiotherapy
WMA logo

The World Health Professions Alliance speaks for more than 41 million health professionals worldwide, and is the only alliance which convenes knowledge and experience from the key health professions in more than 130 countries.

Leadership Forum


The WHPA convenes leaders representing the member organisations and other stakeholders in international health in a biennial WHPA Leaders’ Forum, strengthening the bond and encouraging collaboration among the five health professions in all countries and settings.

The 2017 forum convened leaders from each of the member organisations to address the topics of antimicrobial resistance and the role of health professionals and the comparison of health systems by patient reported outcome measurements (PROM).

The 2015 event included the topics of Human Resources for Health, Ageing Populations and the Ageing Health Workforce.

In 2012 leaders from the health professional associations discussed collaborative practice and health care and the economy.