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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.

WHA71

WHA71 Intervention on Public Health Preparedness and Response

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.

WHA71 Intervention on mHealth

May 2018 - WHPA is convinced that the success of mHealth in improving access to and efficiency of healthcare services ultimately depends on the quality of care delivered by healthcare professionals (HCPs).

WHA71 Intervention on Health, Environment and Climate Change

May 2018 - Healthcare professionals have a professional and ethical duty to contribute to the mitigation of the risks that climate change pose and to support people and communities to adapt to its impacts. WHPA works to enable our professions to support healthcare organisations to contribute to climate change mitigation through implementation of environmental policies and sustainable practices.

WHA71 Intervention on Draft thirteenth general programme of work, 2019–2023

May 2018 - WHPA insists that interprofessional collaboration is a prerequisite for people-centred services, in order to avoid duplication, gaps and discontinuity of care in the patient’s journey through the health system. Interprofessional collaborative practice requires opportunities to interact meaningfully with other professions from early on in a professional’s development, such as during undergraduate education.
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