About us

Everything we do is focused on promoting patient-centred healthcare. We do this by being the global voice for people who suffer from any disease, disability, illness, impairment or syndrome, and by being the focal point for patients’ organizations around the world.  

Committed to changing the world

A unique global alliance, we are committed to improving the lives of patients from all around the world. We nurture relationships with members, partners and all those involved in healthcare, and build dialogue with decision-makers around the world to promote patient-centred healthcare.

IAPO was registered as a not-for-profit foundation in 1999. As of January 2014, we are a UK-registered charity (Number 1155577) and a company limited by guarantee (Number 8495711). The secretariat is based in London, UK.  

Learn more about us

Whilst we are based in central London, our voice, impact and sphere of influence is global. If you would like to find out more about our board, our team, our history or our impact, please feel free to get in touch.