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The World Health Professions Alliance speaks for more than 41 million health professionals worldwide, assembling essential knowledge and experience from the key health professions in more than 130 countries.


The WHPA brings together the global organizations representing the world’s dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians and speaks for more than 41 million health care professionals in more than 130 countries. The WHPA works to improve global health and the quality of patient care and facilitates collaboration among the health professions and major stakeholders.
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29 April 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a strain on health professionals and other healthcare workers and ongoing funding and further recognition and assistance is required to ensure the workforce is supported. COVID-19 should be recognized as an occupational disease which can lead to reporting on deaths and infections, better risk assessment, standards set and compensation for those who die or are affected by COVID-19.

25 March 2021
WHPA members stress that early vaccine access is critical to ensuring the health and safety of our essential workforce, protecting not only them but also their patients, families, communities, and the broader health of countries.
15 January 2021
Geneva, Switzerland, 15 January 2021 The World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) has released a message to the public requesting continued support and real action to support health professionals and other health and care workers in 2021.