The World Health Professions Alliance speaks for more than 31 million health professionals worldwide, assembling essential knowledge and experience from the key health professions in more than 130 countries.
WHPA welcomes the recently adopted Astana declaration and stresses the need for adequate planning and monitoring to avoid generating a fragmented and disjointed system that fails to meet the total health needs of the patient.
The World Health Professions Alliance has condemned new laws, recently put in place by the Brunei, which it considers to be inhumane and discriminatory, and in breach of international human rights agreements. The new penal code, introduced in April 2019, imposes death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, as well as amputations for theft and public flogging for abortion.
February 2011 - The global epidemic of NCDs is of major concern to WHPA, because it represents a significant threat to human health and development. This document sets out the facts about NCDs, and sets out the course of action that WHPA believes should be taken to tackle them.
January 2019 - WHPA urges governments to allocate resources to develop, implement and monitor WASH standards, incentivise facility leaders to implement these standards and offer continuing development and training for HCPs.
January 2019 - WHPA stresses the need for planning and monitoring in the implementation of unregulated workers (e.g. Community-Based Workers) in order to avoid creating fragmented systems that fail to meet the total needs of patients.
May 2018 - WHPA welcomes the Director General’s report on WHO’s work in Health Emergencies emphasizing not only the alarming number of critical emergencies, but also the fact that healthcare professionals and facilities are increasingly attacked during situations of armed conflict – a clear violation of international humanitarian and human rights law.
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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 31 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.