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Latest Statements

26 May 2024—The WHPA announces the launch of its new strategy for 2024-2027, which took place at a reception held for the Alliance's 25th anniversary.
11 March 2024—The WHPA has issued a press release announcing its Open Letter which calls for the safeguarding of healthcare facilities and personnel in areas of conflict, in accordance with international law.
6 November 2023—The WHPA continues to successfully represent the interests of health professionals in the negotiations to develop a WHO instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, delivering the following statement at the seventh meeting of the pandemic treaty's Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB).
13 October 2023—The WHPA has released a statement on the treatment of health professionals in the conflict which erupted in Israel and Gaza last week calling for all parties  to protect and respect access to healthcare and ensure the safety of civilians and healthcare workers.

Latest Interventions

As armed conflicts and attacks on health care increase, WHPA called on member states to include the protection of health professionals in the resolution on WHO's Global Health and Peace Initiative.
At a tense WHA after the breakdown of INB talks on a pandemic agreement, the Alliance urged member states to complete negotiations as soon as possible and to ensure that health equity is the beating heart of the pandemic accord.
While the Alliance is pleased to note the inclusion of new clauses in the WHO Pandemic Agreement to protect the safety of health professionals during emergencies, we remain concerned that the Agreement does not require ethical international recruitment, decent work, the due protection of employment, economic and social rights, consistent with applicable international obligations and guidelines.
WHPA’s recent report "What the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed" highlights the evidence and knowledge gathered by its five organizations on the impact of the pandemic on health professionals worldwide. We emphasize the urgent need to protect and safeguard health professionals and thus to improve the resilience of health systems in health emergency planning and response, and to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support for health professionals, both during and after pandemics and emergency situations.