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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.

News & Resources

Latest News

3 April 2019
4 February 2019
25 October 2018
28 September 2018

Latest Statements

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.
October 2014 - WHPA applauds the announcement of plans to make Tokyo smokefree in time for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
May 2013 - WHPA's recommendations for an effective interprofessional collaborative practice.
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.

Latest Interventions

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 urges Member States to continue to implement the policy options provided in the global strategy and WHPA stands ready to assist with its implementation.
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.