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17 April 2020
17 April 2020 - We are now in the position to officially announce the cancellation of this year's World Health Professions Regulation Conference which was scheduled to take place on 16 May 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. As health professionals, it is our responsibility to set a good example and ensure the health and safety of our community.
9 April 2020
9 April 2020 - Open letter to G20 Heads of States and Governments We are calling on you, the G20 leaders, to take coordinated action to ensure the security of the supply chain of personal protective equipment (PPE) for all health professionals and healthcare workers on the frontline against COVID-19 and in all countries alike. Only by acting in cooperation, across borders, will we be able to ensure that PPE reaches those who are literally putting their lives on the line to save our people from coronavirus. And there is no room for destructive competition between countries.
4 March 2020
March 2020 - The world’s health professionals are calling for governments to support healthcare staff in the battle against Covid-19
6 February 2020

WHPA presented two interventions at WHO's 146th Executive Board, raising concerns about the proposed changes on how non-state actors are involved in WHO events and reminding member states of the importance of a strong health workforce in achieving universal health coverage.

3 January 2020
The #WHPRC2020 programme committee invites health professionals and regulators to submit an abstract or case study for consideration as a poster displayed at the 16 May event. The deadline for submission is 30 January 2020.
19 December 2019
Join health professionals and regulators from all around the world on 16 May 2020 to learn and share insights, diverse perspectives and emerging solutions to current challenges in health professional regulation.
7 November 2019
The 6th edition of the World Health Professions Regulation Conference (WHPRC 2020) will take place on Saturday 16 May 2020 at the CICG, in Geneva, Switzerland.
16 September 2019
The World Health Professions Alliance condemns the continuing targeted attacks on hospitals in Idlib province, in Syria’s north-west.
6 June 2019
WHPA active in addressing the predicted health worker shortfall at the 2019 World Health Assembly.
24 May 2019
The WHPA, through it's members intervened on a number of issues at the WHO event in Geneva, Switzerland.
3 April 2019
Webinar announcement: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 1pm London time / noon CET
4 February 2019
WHPA submitted various interventions at the 144th WHO Executive Board in January 2019, on water, sanitation and hygiene, Human Resources for Health and Universal Health Coverage.
25 October 2018
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.
28 September 2018
WHPA acknowledges the Political Declaration to be adopted at the third UN HLM on NCDs but calls for clearer and measurable commitments.
31 May 2018
Presentations from the World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2018 are now available.
31 May 2017
During the 70th World Health Assembly, the WHPA delivered three interventions.
31 January 2017
During the 140th Executive Board of the WHO, WHPA intervened on three agenda points.
26 September 2016
WHPA launch a video that asks viewers to choose between two products. The consequences of the decision is then shown: the person either recovers or ends up in hospital.
31 May 2016
Five interventions were delivered by WHPA members on behalf of the health professionals during the WHO's 69th World Health Assembly.
19 May 2015
Be part of the global community of health professionals who are interested in regulation, and discover effective ways of moving forward in Geneva in May 2016.
21 May 2014
Global leaders of the main health professions have urged their members to pay more attention to regulation issues and implement the right systems in order to act in the public interest.
17 May 2013
WHPA calls for a new emphasis on collaborative practice. Health professions working together around the world can lead to improved health services and a more effective use of resources.