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.
Too many countries have desperate shortages of health care professionals, impacting negatively on patient outcomes and health worker well being. The reasons are complex - but outstanding is the poor quality of most healthcare work environments that are undermining performance and driving health professionals away.
There is another option. Positive practice environments are health care settings that support excellence and decent work. They have the power to attract and retain staff, improve, quality of care, safety, patient satisfaction, and deliver cost-effective services.
We urge all health sector actors – health care professionals, managers, patients, policy makers, and community leaders – to join in commitment and action to create quality workplaces for quality care. Individuals can make a difference locally and together create positive change for regional and international policy and practices.
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