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.

2022 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum

Commercial determinants of health: evidence, tools, dialogue, advocacy

>> To view the 2022 CCSPF click here (enter password

>> CCSPF 2022 Program Final
>> 2022 CCSPF About the Speakers
>> 2022 CCSPF Survey and Recommendations
>> Introduction 2022 CCSPF Dr Anne Gallagher AO
>> Jenn Lacy-Nichols
>> Camila Maranha de Carvalho

The Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum (CCSPF) aimed to raise awareness of the 'commercial determinants of health'; highlight the four goals of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) program of action on Economic and Commercial Determinants of Health. Recommendations were formulated to be presented to Commonwealth Health Ministers on innovative strategies to address the WHO goals across the Commonwealth.

The WHO define commercial determinants of health as "private sector activities that affect people’s health positively or negatively”. The WHO has initiated a new program of action with four goals:
1. to strengthen the evidence base;
2. to develop tools and capacity to address the
commercial determinants;
3. convene partnerships and dialogue;
4. raise awareness and advocacy.

The 2022 CCSPF, hosted by the Commonwealth Association for Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (CAPGAN), discussed aspects of how addressing commercial determinants of health can improve the health and well being of the people of the Commonwealth. In the context of continued progress toward Universal Health Coverage in the Commonwealth, and with experiences gained from COVID-19, the 2022 CCSPF discussrf both the challenges faced and innovative approaches to enhance positive aspects and reduce negative impacts of private sector activities on health.


2021 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum

Equitable and appropriate access to quality medicines and vaccines in the Commonwealth: innovative approaches and lessons learned from COVID-19

The 2021 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum (CCSPF) was held as a virtual meeting Tuesday 18 May 2021. Videos of the meeting can be viewed below, in addition to the program and the policy brief with recommendations. The CCSPF was hosted by the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) on behalf of the Commonwealth Health Professions and Partners Alliance.

>> CCSPF 2021 Policy Brief Final
>> 2021 CCSPF Media Release


>> View the full video of the CCSPF
Part 1 HE Patricia Scotla
nd QC Welcome address
Part 2 Professor Zaheer Babar Key Note address: Challenges to equity and access to medicines and vaccines - a health systems approach
>> Part 3 Case Studies Innovative approaches to support access to medicines and vaccines during COVID-19
>> Part 4 Panel Discussion Reflections on equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines programs
Part 5 Dr Jim Campbell Working for a future of equitable access to medicines and vaccines
>> Part 6 Ms Victoria Rutter Recommendations from the Forum
>> The contribution of pharmacists during COVID-19

>> Victoria Rutter
>> Zaheer Babar
>> Greg Perry
>> Emmanuel Mujuru
Nduta Kamere

>> Yuanquiong Hu

>> Jim Campbell