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.

2023 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum
Wednesday 12 April 2023
12 midday to 2:00 pm (London time)

online forum

The Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum links to the Commonwealth Year of Youth 2023.

>> 2023 CCSPF Flyer

Registration is essential. Click on the image above or scan the QR code below. Once registered you will receive a link to join the forum.


Eminent speakers will address topics of concern to young people: staying healthy; healthy eating; maintaining mental health and wellbeing; climate change; and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people amongst other issues. The CCSPF is held annually before the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting (CHMM) and provides a report and recommendations to the CHMM from the forum.

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

Acting Treasurer

Jill Iliffe

Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation