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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.


The needs and expectations of patients and our members evolve in response to the rapidly changing landscape of global health care environments. WHPA’s activities are designed to respond to these changing needs. Activities include advocacy campaigns, statements and interventions, toolkits and publications.

Substandard and Falsified Medicines

WHPA's substandard and falsified medicines campaign - be aware, take action. All health care professionals have a common goal to protect the well-being of patients in all parts of the world from poor quality, substandard and counterfeit medical products.

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

WHPA, as an interprofessional alliance, is committed to improving the health of populations worldwide through the efficient, effective and equitable delivery of preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative services.

Positive Practice Environments

Positive practice environments (PPE) are cost-effective health care settings that support excellence and decent work, have the power to attract and retain staff and to improve patient satisfaction, safety and outcomes.