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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.

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25 March 2021 The WHPA supports the WHO’s Vaccine Equity Declaration, which encourages countries to ensure that access to immunisation is determined by need, rather than wealth or geographic location.
Geneva, Switzerland, 1 October 2020 – The World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) is launching a campaign to improve work environments for health professionals around the world.
The world’s health professionals are calling for governments to support healthcare staff in the battle against Covid-19.
WHPA are concerned about the report of the WHO secretariat regarding the involvement of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in governing body processes, in addition to the reactions from member states during the 145th session of the WHO Executive Board. We feel that the increase in the number of organisations in official relations with WHO, and their attendance at governing body meetings, reflects a healthy trend of increased transparency and dialogue on behalf of WHO and in our opinion, should not be restricted.

Latest Interventions

WHPA understands the complexity of WHO governing bodies and reiterates theircommitment to support WHO to improve NSA involvement with these.
WHPA supports the NCD implementation roadmap which aligns tools to PHC and UHC frameworks to shift health systems from models suited for acute illness to integrated primary care systems, supported by national guidelines, providing access to NCD diagnostics and essential medicines, as well as investment in the health workforce.
WHPA strongly supports the call for the crucial and urgent increased investment in health systems. However, this should not only be for a global health emergency workforce able to respond rapidly to any acute event, but it must be applied to the health workforce as a whole.
WHPA urges Member States to ensure that future processes on pandemic preparedness and response comprehensively protect and invest in the health workforce.