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.
Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance
CHPA changes its name
At its 12th Annual General Meeting, members of the CHPA passed a resolution to change its name to more accurately reflect its membership and to be more inclusive. Its 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.
2020 Civil Society Policy Forum
Strengthening health systems with digital technologies in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure universal health coverage
>> Click here to watch Forum
>> 2020 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum Policy Brief Final
>> CHPA 2020 Civil Society Flyer and Program
Commonwealth Coronavirus COVID-19 Tracker
The Commonwealth Secretariat has developed a coronavirus tracker that shows daily cases in member countries. The tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in affected Commonwealth countries. Go to the website and click on the ‘play’ button next to the animated infographic. View the media release.
To stay updated and informed in the midst of an unprecedented inflow of information, some of it inaccurate, the best and most reliable source of information is the World Health Organisation. Every health professional should regularly access the WHO website for the latest information. Go to: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.