World Health Professions Alliance
The global organizations representing the world’s nurses, pharmacists and physicians joined forces in 1999, creating a unique alliance to address global health issues – the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA). It speaks for more than 23 million health care professionals worldwide, and it assembles knowledge from the key professions for advancement of the fields and better treatment of the people. The members are the International Council of Nurses, the International Pharmaceutical Federation, the FDI World Dental Federation, and the World Medical Association. With a forward looking vision, the Alliance partners have committed to taking an unprecedented proactive role to deliver improved health care to global populations.
The WHPA aims to facilitate collaboration between key health professionals and major international stakeholders such as governments, policy makers and the World Health Organization. By working in collaboration, instead of along parallel tracks, the patient and health care system benefit. The WHPA addresses three concerns: health as a human right, patient safety and global tobacco control.
Links to the health workforce crisis
The WHPA is pro-health care professional. It seeks to better train and retain workers. For example, the world's leading health and hospital professional associations have joined to produce the first-ever joint guidelines on incentives for the retention & non-financial incentives as critical to shaping effective recruitment, retention and performance of health workers across the world, the Guidelines on Incentives describe different approaches taken by a number of countries. WHPA joined the Alliance in as an implementing Partner.
Call for knowledge information:
Alliance Members are invited to submit any relevant knowledge products such as documents, reports, tools, multimedia, links to specific project web sites by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Alliance Secretariat will publish relevant products on the Member's page.
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