News Archive: December 2017

La Fundación de Artritis Reumatoide de Panamá, en conjunto con la Asociación Panameña para la Prevención de la Anemia Falciforme y la Fundación Psoriasis Panamá, nos unimos para la realización de actividades en Conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Solidaridad con el Paciente. Estas tres...
Members of Community Development Awareness and Health Empowerment Foundation (CDAHEF) commemorated the 2017 Patients Solidarity Day (PSD) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Bashorun Community of Ibadan, Capital City of Oyo State of Nigeria. On Saturday, 2 nd December, 2017, the PSD activities were...
We are pleased to announce that the overall winner of our Patient Solidarity Day 2017 photo competition is Community Development Awareness and Health Empowerment Foundation (CDAHEF) – Nigeria. Congratulations, CDAHEF! CDAHEF was successful in submitting a photo that displayed creativity and the...
IAPO member, Richard Nii Yemoh Laryea of the Hepatitis Coalition of Ghana and Hepatitis Foundation of Ghana represented IAPO at the 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference on Medical Products Regulation in Africa. With a theme of “Sustaining the Momentum for Regulatory Harmonization in Africa”, the...
On this year’s Patient Solidarity Day, Psoriasis Association Taiwan located in the Western Pacific Region, was not absent in responding to this meaningful day for patients. This year we celebrated Patient Solidarity Day through coming together with other patients’ groups at the “Future Trends Forum...
IAPO member, Maria Fatima Garcia-Lorenzo from Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations , represented IAPO at WHO Western Pacific Region Technical Advisory Group meeting on Universal Health Coverage. “A prosperous country is made of prosperous people, and people can only prosper if they are...
Diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas Eighth Edition , released in November 2017, this pandemic continues to rise, seemingly inexorably, all over the world. An estimated 425 million adults are living with diabetes in 2017,...
Celebrating its 10 th Anniversary this year, the Malta Health Network (MHN) organised two training events as its celebration for Patient Solidarity Day inspired by the theme of ‘Patient Empowerment Through Knowledge.’ Both events, which offered introductory training to the European Patient...
Inspired by this year’s theme of patient empowerment through knowledge, Ataxia & Me, the Portuguese Association for Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation ( APCDG ) and others decided to launch a challenge to a group of patients, patient associations and artists : “What if all of us united and...
The Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA) is a proud member of IAPO and supporter of Patient Solidarity Day. The GCCA is the only international nonprofit patient organization dedicated to colorectal cancer. The vision of the GCCA is to create a global community in which people around the world can...
By "Fight the Fakes" One in ten medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to latest WHO figures. It is estimated that somewhere between 72,000 and 169,000 children may die each year from pneumonia due to substandard and falsified...
We are delighted with the Patient Solidarity Day achievements this year. We had the highest number of supporters since the campaign began in 2011, with patient advocates from all over the world holding activities to mark the day. At least 175 organizations from 48 countries came together in...
On 25 September 2015, the leaders of the 193 United Nations (UN) Member Countries endorsed a resolution outlining an ambitious set of goals and targets to be fulfilled by 2030. Amongst these targets featured universal health coverage (UHC) for all (Goal 3, Target 3.8). IAPO believes that adequate...