The International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP) a membership organisation for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, which encourages research and education organisational activities for healthcare professionals Worldwide. Its aim is to encourage and maintain the highest standards of patient care and education and act as the 'voice' of healthcare professionals on education, training and standards issues. Founded in 1957, the IAHCP is a relatively young organisation with an outstanding record of achievements. Milestones in its history include the establishment of education and research training in healthcare issues, the setting up of clinical guidelines for clinicians, the expansion of research into multidisciplinary healthcare and the promotion of primary and secondary care.
The IAHCP is a network of around 205,000 individual healthcare professional memberships and up to 260,000 organisational memberships from up to 207 countries and territories Worldwide, making it a total membership of about 395,000 as at January 2017. The IAHCP individual and organisational memberships are committed to improving patient care and education, developing their own skills and developing medical practice.
Since the new millennium, the IAHCP membership and activities continues to increase, and there has been emphasis by the Council to continue to promote and support Community Healthcare and Education Services Worldwide in various communities internationally.