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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.

Strategic Priorities


The 2019-2022 strategic priorities for WHPA which guide the alliance's work.



  • Identify and respond to major health issues that are not being adequately addressed.
  • Design and implement initiatives to raise major health issues to a higher level of public awareness, policy attention, and systems change.
  • Proactively respond to key global issues from the perspective of, and on behalf of, health professionals.
  • Strengthen the recognition of the alliance as the international voice of health professionals.



  • Promote the role of health professionals in their work place to ensure they have the professional authority, autonomy and empowerment needed to undertake their work effectively.
  • Promote the well-being of health professionals in their lives to ensure they are effective in their work and private lives, providing a positive example for patients and the community.
  • Proactively respond to issues which affect health professionals, their rights and safety.


Interprofessional Collaboration

  • Promote effective interprofessional collaboration and learning.
  • Demonstrate exemplary interprofessional collaboration and learning through working together on joint activities.


Professional Perspectives

  • Provide a platform for the promotion of professional perspectives on issues such as regulation, training and the particularities of different professions.
  • Celebrate differences inherent in each health profession to enrich interdisciplinary understanding and learning.