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The World Health Professions Alliance speaks for more than 34 million health professionals worldwide, assembling essential knowledge and experience from the key health professions in more than 130 countries.

Health professionals demand stronger healthcare systems and more investment in the workforce to improve global health outcomes

Health professionals demand stronger healthcare systems and more investment in the workforce to improve global health outcomes.

WHPA launches its Stand Up for Positive Practice Environments Campaign.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on health systems globally and has increased the need for productive, supported health professionals and other healthcare workers. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank projected a shortfall of 18 million healthcare workers by 2030, primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries. There is a pressing need to invest in the health workforce. This pandemic has further highlighted the very real need for Positive Practice Environments – healthcare settings that support decent working conditions, attract and retain staff, provide quality patient care, strive for excellence and strengthen the health sector as a whole.

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