In 2009, the health professional associations accredited to the Commonwealth formed the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance (CHPA).
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
Secretariat: Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (CAPGAN)
2018 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum:
The CHPA hosted a civil society policy forum in Geneva, Saturday 19 May 2018, on the eve of the 30th Commonwealth Health Ministers' meeting. The forum, titled Universal health coverage: holding countries to account built on the session the CHPA hosted at the Commonwealth People's Forum in April. An online civil society survey was conducted seeking input into the proposed recommendations to be presented to Commonwealth Health Ministers' meeting the following day.
CCSPF 2018 Program
Final CHPA recommendations to 2018 CHMM
Joe Kutzin UHC financing
Tony Nelson UHC financing
Jim Campbell UHC and the health workforce
Jim Buchan UHC and the health workforce
Sangeeta Shashikant UHC and access to medicines
Salome Meyer UHC and access to medicines
2018 Commonwealth People's Forum:
Three eminent speakers examined universal health coverage from the perspectives of financing, health workforce, and access, and asked how civil society can hold countries to account on universal health coverage.
Financing: Dr Ravindra Rannan-Eliya
Health workforce: Professor James Buchan
Access: Ms Rosemary Mburu
CHPA April 2018 Flyer and Program