Commonwealth Health Professions and Partners Alliance

In 2009, the health professional associations accredited to the Commonwealth formed the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance (CHPA). In 2020, the CHPA changed its name to the Commonwealth Health Professions and Partners Alliance.

The CHPA consider that by working together they can more efficiently and effectively represent and support health professionals in Commonwealth countries and promote high standards of care and equity in access to care for Commonwealth peoples.

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Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance

CHPA changes its name

At its 12th Annual General Meeting in June 2020, members of the CHPA passed a resolution to change its name to more accurately reflect its membership and to be more inclusive. The new name is the Commonwealth Health Professions and Partners Alliance although the acronym CHPA remains. This is an exciting development for the CHPA to reinforce its dedication and determination to support health professionals and other health practitioners to improve the health of all citizens of the Commonwealth, particularly in these difficult times.


CHPA Executive 2023-2024

Professor Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
Professor Vajira Dissanayake
Commonwealth Medical Association

Deputy Chairperson
Mr Raymond Anderson
Commonwealth Pharmacists Association

Dr KS Ramesh
Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work

2024 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum

Actionable solutions to building resilience in healthcare systems within the Commonwealth, with an emphasis on small and vulnerable states

Registration is now open for the 2024 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum to be held online March 7 11:00 to 13:00 hours (GMT). Click on the link below to register (

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Please complete the short survey about the draft recommendations to go from civil society to Commonwealth Health Ministers at their meeting in May.

               Click HERE to take the survey

For further information
>> 2024 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum

2023 is the Commonwealth Year of Youth. Click on the graphic above to find out what is happening to celebrate the Year of Youth across the Commonwealth.

2023 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum

>> 2023 CCSPF Program
>> CCSPF 2023 CHPA Final Report
>> 2023 CHPA presentation to CHMM
>> Click here to view the video of the Forum