En un seminario que reunió a múltiples actores, celebrado el 23 de agosto de 2014 en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, hubo amplio consenso en que los reguladores de medicamentos y los grupos de pacientes deben colaborar más estrechamente en América Latina. La Alianza Internacional de Organizaciones de Pacientes (IAPO) y Alianza Latina convocaron a un debate con destacadas personalidades de la salud para discutir la contribución de los pacientes y las organizaciones de pacientes en la regulación de medicamentos que aseguren a los pacientes recibir acceso a servicios de salud seguros y de calidad.
IAPO Governing Board Member Eva Maria Ruiz de Castilla recently attended two UN meetings on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). An informal interactive meeting for civil society was held on 19 June 2014 to discuss progress in NCD work since 2011 and to identify priorities going forward.
What if we could build a system of patient-centered cancer care with all the innovations we could possibly imagine? Contributed by Rebekkah Schear, Program Manager, the LIVESTRONG Foundation (IAPO member).
Each month we will be interviewing an IAPO member in six short questions. Our featured member of the month is Joshua Wamboga, who works with The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) in Uganda. Joshua is joining our Governing Board this month, and took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions.
IAPO member Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, along with partners, offered free hepatitis B screening and vaccination to hundreds of people at James Town – Mantse Abgona in Accra, Ghana, on 26 July 2014.
In June 2014, our Senior Policy Officer Rachel Seal-Jones spoke to new IAPO member Powerful Patient through a podcast. Powerful Patient is based in the United States and works to empower people living with chronic diseases or disabilities.