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 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.
WHPA presented two interventions at WHO's 146th Executive Board, raising concerns about the proposed changes on how non-state actors are involved in WHO events and reminding member states of the importance of a strong health workforce in achieving universal health coverage.
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