News Archive: February 2017

Contributed by Thong Meow-Keong, Malaysian Rare Disorders Society (IAPO member) Rare diseases particularly birth defects are a major causes of disability in developing countries (1,2). There is lack of data on birth defects from large population-based studies in the Asia-Pacific region (3). The...
On 1 March 2017, Active Citizenship Network is going to celebrate the first anniversary of its EU communication campaign on cross-border healthcare. Foreseen by Directive 2011/24/EU – it’s named Patients’ rights have no borders – with a multi stakeholder conference at the EU...
On 15 February 2016, the Anti-counterfeit Network Africa was launched in Uganda to help in intensifying the fight against production & supply of Counterfeit drugs to ensure patient access to quality medicine. According to WHO, Substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified and counterfeit (...
El plan 2017 de IAPO sobre el empoderamiento y compromiso de sus miembros ( plan ) se centrará en cuatro áreas temáticas principales: asistencia sanitaria centrada en el paciente, acceso, responsabilidad y transparencia, y el tema del Día de la Solidaridad con el...
Sophie Andersson, Executive Director of the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), returns to the World Health Organization’s 140th Executive Board Session this year where in 2014 IFPA got through a historic resolution recognizing psoriasis as a non-communicable disease...
The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) President Professor Peter Boyle signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with our Chair of the Board Jolanta Bilińska to mark the World Cancer Day. The role of patients’ organizations is morphing rapidly from its initial lobbying...