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With the world still facing the COVID-19 pandemic and the inequities that surfaced as a result, the most vulnerable and marginalized populations are being disproportionately affected not only due to the direct effects of the pandemic and lack of access to vaccines, but also due to the disruption of...
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 71% of all worldwide mortality each year. Despite a wealth of knowledge that offers evidence-based expert guidance for managing illness and preventing risk, in many parts of the world whether in high-income or low-income countries, we are still...
IAPO is proud to be part of the #TeamVaccines, a global digital campaign designed to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines launched by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & associations (IFPMA). We support this campaign because we believe vaccination is not just an...
Patients, product development partnerships and private health sector representatives call for the rapid ratification of the African Medicines Agency Treaty to speed up timelines to vaccines and medicines approval London / Geneva, 5 February 2021 - On the eve of the 34 th African Union Summit, two...
Endorse and sign the call Patients, Civil Society and Youth Organisations, Products Development Partnerships, Health and Pharmaceutical Industries, and all stakeholders who are striving to improve global public health - welcome the African Medicines Agency (AMA) Treaty made at the 32nd ordinary...
The 148th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board (EB) took place on 18-26 January 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland with a focus on the challenges of COVID-19, the need to strengthen health systems. The Governing Board Chair, and Governing Board Secretary were able to attend a...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that on Thursday 21st January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States and non-state actors expressed their unanimous support to the proposed Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 as a key instrument to guide patient safety improvements at all...
The International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations (IAPO) collaborated with BD–Europe to amplify the voices of patients who have been afflicted with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), sepsis, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or medication errors. As part of this Voices of Safety...
The 2nd Asia Pacific Patients Congress was held as IAPO’s second fully digital congress on 3-4 December 2020 with over 3000 registered from 66 countries with 298 patient groups, who attended 20 sessions with 66 speakers from 16 countries. Patient groups and thousands of attendees drew...
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a natural process of pathogens’ adaptation to the drugs we use to kill them, which should normally have a slow evolution-like pace. Our inappropriate use of common antibiotics, antiviral agents and other drugs on all fronts of human and animal health...
On Monday 16th November 2020, IAPO board members Karen Alparce-Vilanueva, Dr Neda Milevska-Kostova and Bisi Bright, represented IAPO at the 8th Edition of the Geneva Health Forum where they were part of a multi-stakeholder panel within which a stimulating discussion took place around the topic of...
Since our establishment, IAPO has been dedicated to fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) , through development of various policy briefs, analyses, educational materials and advocacy toolkits for its members and patient organisations worldwide in order to turn global best practices into concrete...
Published on: 18 November 2020 18-24 November 2020 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of...
The Geneva Health Forum will hold its 8th Edition from November 16 - 18 2020 and IAPO will be hosting the following two events: Promoting expert patients as co-creators and disseminators: Prior, during and after the pandemic 16 November 2020, 15:15 – 16:15 CET This session will aim to provide...
In our commitment to broadening the participation of patient organizations at our 2nd Asia Pacific Patients Congress (APPC 2020), we have set up an Open Call for IAPO Members’ and other patient organizations’ participation. As an online event, APPC 2020 will offer opportunities to...
The first ever international Metrodora Awards – a celebration of women leaders in science and health improving NCD care and management Over the past few years, the number of women leaders in science and health has grown significantly. However, while there has been progress towards gender...
Women are under-represented in science. Only 22 women have been awarded a Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, or medicine since Marie Curie in 1903, compared to 592 men. The United Nations has marked 2020 as a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide and we have heard the call...
On 16 -17th September 2020, over 1200 patient advocates from 101 countries came together for the virtual 9 th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020) under the theme co-creation in innovative healthcare during Covid-19. Arising from the event, was the following call to action: The 9 th Global Patients...
In observance of the 2nd World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), IAPO is launching virtual interactive World Patient Safety Day 2020 map. This map aims to visualize global commitments and unite all stakeholders in their efforts to advocate for and contribute to better patient and health worker safety in...
Our virtual GPC 2020 will take place over two days from Wednesday 16 September. You can join the short, interactive sessions live or catch up later on demand for 1 month. Join us at this virtual congress to cut through the noise and engage in focused discussion on health systems strengthening and...
On 17 September 2020, IAPO will be joining the global health community in celebrating World Patient Safety Day (WPSD). This year will mark the second year we are marking the day after the World Health Organization Member States from all 194 countries endorsed the establishment of the day to be...
The global health community is invited to register for the 9th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020), to be held virtually as a two day event from 16 - 17 September 2020! First established in 2005, the Congress is IAPO's bi-annual event which brings together patient advocates, policy makers,...
Article by the International Self-Care Foundation The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has illustrated the importance of self-care – in good hygiene practices such as handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and the use of facemasks. Self-care is also central to mutual risk reduction through...
Judy Stenmark, Director General of The Global Self-Care Federation (GSCF), shares her thoughts on the recent disruption to healthcare systems globally. She emphasizes that this is the start of a greater focus on self-care, as we explore new ways to meet patient needs. July 24th marks the 10th...
International Self-Care Day (ISD), on 24 July each year, provides a focus and opportunity to raise the profile of healthy lifestyle self-care programmes around the world. ISD is a device developed by the International Self-Care Foundation to promote self-care as a vital foundation of health and has...
As the world still suffers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with the global death toll surpassing 500,000 deaths we are also challenged to think about the 700,000 patients that die each and every year due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR threatens decades of medical progress as...
In preparation for World Patient Safety Day (17 September 2020 ), IAPO is gathering material for a storytelling campaign on patients’ experiences related to healthcare systems safety, including health services, medicines and devices. We are looking for stories from patients and patient carers...
WHO’s ad-hoc consultation on managing the COVID-19 infodemic Whilst we continue working towards slowing the spread of COVID-19, a global epidemic of misinformation continues to spread rapidly through social media platforms and other outlets posing a serious problem for public health. “...
During the first ever virtual format of The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA), delegates adopted a landmark resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by endorsing the call for the intensification of efforts to bring the pandemic under control and for equitable access to...
As the world turns towards ending the lockdowns, thoughts and considerations around how the restrictions can safely be lifted abound. In line with our vision of a world where patients’ perspectives are heard and healthcare is designed, organised, and practised with the patient at the centre,...
As of 11 May 2020, the World Health Organization reports that there are currently 8 candidate vaccines in clinical evaluation and 102 candidate vaccines in preclinical evaluation. Considering the lengthy vaccine development process which typically spans between 5 to 7 years, the speed and urgency...
Geneva, March 17, 2020 - The International Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations ( IFPMA ) and the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) announce the launch of an advisory Note for Guidance for IFPMA member companies and associations worldwide on best...
The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General declared COVID-19 a pandemic. COVID-19 is no longer a small outbreak affecting a few patients and local communities, nor is it a national epidemic affecting a few countries. It is now a true global pandemic affecting every community and country...
Since January 2020, the Board of Trustees and the GPC 2020 Programme Committee has been closely monitoring the health and travel advice issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health England, Chief Medical Officer Scotland and the European Commission on the unfolding COVID-19 crisis...
We are delighted that so many patient advocates have registered to join us at our 9th Global Patients Congress. Registration is still OPEN for all! The theme Innovative healthcare: co-planning, co-designing & co-delivery celebrates how patient engagement and co-creation continues to be...
The IAPO 9th Global Patients Congress programme has been designed to educate, inspire and motivate our global memmbership and high level health care stakeholders from across the world. You only have just a few short days to book your early bird tickets with the deadline of the 28th February fast...
ISPOR Asia Pacific 2020—a health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) conference themed “The Next Generation Healthcare in Asia Pacific will take place from 12 -15 September. The confrence will be an opportunity for delegates to learn about HEOR’s role in precision medicine,...
We are delighted to announce that the International Alliance of Patients Organizations (IAPO) and Upjohn, a Pfizer division have signed a letter of intent to work together to build a sustainable patient-centred approach towards the care of non-communicable diseases (NCD). Through this partnership,...
On 13th -14th November 2019, 150 of IAPO's member organizations and stakeholders, representing 25 countries came together in Taipei, Taiwan(R.O.C) to attend our Asia Pacific Patients Congress. The Congress was co-hosted by by the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations and its...
First published on Health Policy Watch at Delivering Universal Health Coverage 2030 In the lead up to the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage where the political declaration on Universal Health Coverage was adopted, Health Policy Watch published the report ‘Health: A Political...
17 September 2019 | News Release Today the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations calls upon expert patients to engage with and lead on the global effort to improve patient safety while marking the 1 st World Patient Safety Day. Expert patients are patients with multiple chronic...
Calling for global medicines regulatory coherence In light of rapid globalisation of pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing, distribution and trade, it is becoming clear that no one regulator has the capacity to regulate all the new medicines and health devices seeking authorisation...
The MedSafe app an initiative of the World Health Organization seeks to educate patients and the general public through the 5 key moments where action taken can reduce the risk of medication-related harm. Its principles encourage you to ask your health care professional important questions, keep...
IAPO CEO Kawaldip Sehmi was recently featured on the Global Health Matters blog as well as Health Policy Watch where he gives a review of the recently published Essential Medicines List Selection profiling the patient voice. We are pleased to be invited to contribute to these publications which...
On 9 th July 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the updated Essential Medicines List (EML) 2019. What is it? It’s a guidance document from the WHO that helps countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available, accessible and affordable throughout...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that on Friday 24 th May 2019 the World Health Organization(WHO) Member States from all 194 countries endorsed the establishment of a World Patient Safety Day to be marked annually on 17 September and officially including it on WHO list of health dates. This is...
Gene therapy continues to evolve with new emerging treatments finally reaching its promised potential: providing a one-time lifelong cure for even the rarest and most severe of genetic disorders. IAPO member Thalassaemia International Federation explores this topic by highlighting the significant...
After more than a decade of steady progress in fighting malaria, progress seems to be stalling. According to the World Health Organization’s latest World malaria report, no significant gains have been made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. 2019 is therefore a critical year...
Is tackling premature mortality caused by the world’s number one killer – heart disease, something that interests you? Global leaders, individuals and organizations in the field of circulatory health are invited to partner in furthering cardiovascular health through the World Heart...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board (EB), deliberated on the agenda item ‘Global Action on Patient Safety’ and adopted the Executive Board Resolution ‘ Global Action on Patient Safety’ on 31 January 2019 including the...
The European Medicines Verification Organisation, an IAPO partner through the Fight the Fakes campaign launched the world’s first digital verification system covering the medicines supply chain across Europe that promises greater security against falsified medicines. The launch of the world...
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy (ASOP EU) is on a mission to create and promote an environment that enables patients to safely buy their medicines online in a space permitted by law. Mike Isles, Executive Director ASOP EU explores this further. The manufacture and distribution of fake...
Patients need to be able to trust in the interactions between pharma, healthcare professionals and medical representatives By Thomas Cueni, IFPMA Director General and co-chair of the APEC Biopharmaceutical Working Group on Ethics An efficient healthcare system depends on mutual trust between...
The manufacture and distribution of fake medicines is an enormous and growing public health risk with an untold cost to lives. According to a report published by the World Health Organisation , one in ten medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries are estimated to be either...
Patient Solidarity Day 2018 has come and gone and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Our goal this year was to elevate the momentum in the conversation around Safe healthcare and we are excited to see patient safety continue to receive global prioritisation and look forward to...
We are pleased to announce that the overall winner of our Patient Solidarity Day 2018 photo competition is Uganda Alliance of Patients Organizations (UAPO) Congratulations,UAPO! UAPO was successful in submitting a photo that majority of the criteria set out in the photo competition here. For their...
Patient Safety Movement (PSM) a non-profit organization committed to eliminating the more than 4,800,000 preventable deaths that occur in hospitals across the world every year joined us in marking PSD2018. They do this through encouraging hospitals to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (...
Dan Costigan, Senior Director Strategic Communications at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute shares the outcomes of the Canadian Patient Safety Week, which aimed at engaging the general public, health providers and leaders in making patient safety a priority in Canada. This year, Canadian...
Led by IAPO member, International Diabetes Federation, World Diabetes Day celebrated on 14 November every year, unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. Its theme for 2018 is Family and Diabetes in recognition of the support a person...
Patient Solidarity Day (PSD) 2018 is less than a month away and everyone’s contribution can really make a difference towards ensuring Safe Medication and Healthcare for All. Activities are already in place to mark the day. Click here to view the global list of Events & Activities . Once...
September, 2018 New York - The UN General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. 193 Countries come together to deliberate on national and global policies. This year the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were discussed in every meeting...
IAPO and Teva Pharmaceuticals held the NCD Care Continuum: Multi-Sectoral Action to Advance Management of NCDs event in advance of the 3rd UN High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases, on 25th September where the discussion was on the building of multisectoral and multidisciplinary...
IAPO members from Ghana, Christopher Agbega of Sharecare Ghana and Theobald Owusu-Ansah of Hepatitis Foundation of Ghana , represented IAPO at the 'Africa Stakeholder Roundtable: Trust in Healthcare Systems' organised by the Fight the Fakes Campaign and The International Federation of...
St Olav’s Hospital in Norway continues to receive international acclaim and win several awards for its innovative architecture that focused on collaboration between the architects, patients and employees resulting in a new design that benefits all. The success of this hospital, continues to...
Every year since 2011, patient advocates globally have marked the start of December with Patient Solidarity Day and this year is no different. The campaign, whose theme is 'Safe Medication and Healthcare for All' will be marked on 7th December 2018. Prominent organizations across the world...
We would like to congratulate IAPO member Dr Yasmin Rashid , Secretary General of Thalassaemia Society of Pakistan, for her appointment as Health Minister in Punjab Province, Pakistan. Dr Rashid, who most recently spoke at IAPO’s 8th Global Patients Congress , highlighted the need to super-...
IAPO CEO, Kawaldip Sehmi, recently represented IAPO at the 8th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy in Papua New Guinea. He shares the main take aways with us. The 8th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) high level meeting was an important milestone in leveraging the growing...
To mark International Pain Awareness Month, Chronic Pain Ireland Chair Deirdre Ryan shares how they are striving to advocate at Local, National and European levels for improvement of life for those living with pain. At Chronic Pain Ireland your pain is our priority… We offer daily support to...
This September marks the 16th year that organisations and countries around the globe will be marking the International Pain Awareness Month. This year again, Painaustralia joins all our international colleagues in taking the time to spread awareness about this all too common yet neglected public...
Pain is something that many of us feel, but it cannot be seen. That does not mean it is not real. It is for the most part inside our bodies, often preventing us from enjoying life, working, or even sleeping. One of the most difficult things to do is to have others understand what it is like to live...
As we approach September, Penney Cowan, IAPO Chair and Founder of the American Chronic Pain Association, calls on the community of people with pain and those who care for them, to start building the momentum of the campaign which aims to draw attention to the need for better understanding of what a...
The World Health Organization (WHO) invites you to participate in an online survey contributing towards the development of a normative guidance around self-initiated interventions for sexual reproductive health. In this article, Katthyana Aparicio, Programme Officer in the Department of Service...
Sheila Regina de Vasconcellos – Bakken Invitation Honoree 2015 and a patient living with Diabetes - explores the way forward for the fight against Diabetes after attending the 8th Global Patients Congress. Coming from Brazil, a country where resources are lacking and where there are few...
Cathy Trzaskawka, Head of Global Advocacy at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), breaks down some of the lessons learnt at the 8th Global Patients Congress. I just recently attended my first ever IAPO Global Patients Congress in Miami. As an industry representative, and the industry partner helping to...
Each year, the Medtronic Foundation’s Bakken Invitation recognizes inspirational patients whose lives have been impacted by medical technology and who use their “extra life” to give back to others. Named after Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, the Bakken Invitation brings together...
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 24 th May, Miami – Fight the Fakes is proud to announce that the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is joining as the campaign’s 36 th partner. By signing up to join Fight the Fakes , IAPO will support awareness raising about fake...
At IAPO’s upcoming congress Teva Pharmaceuticals will introduce Life Effects , a new patient-centric website. It features stories from people living with chronic conditions that focus on the impact their conditions have on their day-to-day lives. Teva created Life Effects after speaking to...
World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day will take place on 30 May 2018. This year’s theme is Research and the campaign is called Bringing Us Closer. Find out how you can get involved and show your support. World MS Day, the only day of global solidarity for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (...
Every year, on 31 May, WHO and its partners, including the World Heart Federation, mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day will focus on the important link between...
Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda one of the speakers on the panel on Patient Empowerment in Regulation explains why improvement in medical products and pharmaceutical regulation is vital and how harmonization can be achieved. When it comes to medical products and pharmaceuticals, each country is required...
Lucy Watt, a palliative care patient advocate, explores the importance of advocacy for palliative care based on her experience as a patient living with a neuromuscular disease and intestinal failure in the perfect context of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance launching grants to support...
Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO's CEO, explores the attempts made in the USA over the years towards Universal Health Coverage and more specifically what the present situation means in the face of the current president Donald Trump's tweet. All this is a foreshadowing of one of the sessions at the 8th...
FindMeCure Foundation and Chronic Pain Ireland together with the support of IAPO organized a webinar which aimed to unravel the process of mobilizing action towards helping patients living with chronic pain access treatments in development.Through an interview, Maya representing FindMeCure...
We invite you to register for Global Patients Congress 2018 so that we as organizations working in patient empowerment all over the world, can all respond to the need for empowering more patients through knowledge by working towards leveraging all our resources to facilitate broader communications...
IAPO has arranged for all delegates to be accommodated at the Miami Marriott Dadeland hotel at a special discounted IAPO rate. Please do seize this opportunity and book your room as rooms are selling out. This rate is available between 20th May 2018 - 29th May 2018 and you would need to have made...
On Wednesday 24th January 2018, Antonio Ciagalia, IAPO's Policy Manager represented IAPO at the 2018 European Meeting of the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals ( ISMPP ) where he joined a multi-stakeholder panel within which a stimulating discussion took place around the...
As IAPO's flagship event, the 2018 congress will be attended by an estimated 200+ delegates from across the world, who will share best practice, gain insight into pressing healthcare issues and meet with others passionate about patient-centred healthcare. This is your chance to join them...
Maya Zlatanova CEO FindMeCure discusses clinical trials and how helpful and safe they really are. The two questions seem different and similar all at the same time. But not if you ask a patient. At the moment, approximately 5 % of people know what a clinical trial is. At the same time, there is an...
The 8th Global patients Congress, Empowered Patients Building the Momentum, will take place from 24th-26th May 2018 in Miami in the sunshine State of Florida USA, at the Miami Marriott Dadeland. Congress brings together around 200 patient advocates from across the world. Organizations of all sizes...
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...
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...
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 “...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Stop TB Partnership has launched its TB REACH initiative’s sixth wave of funding for innovative and out of the box ideas, strategies, initiatives, and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to...
Del 15-17 de septiembre 2017, en la 6ta Conferencia de la Sociedad Internacional de Farmacoeconomía e Investigación de Resultados (ISPOR), Migdalia Denis, miembro de la junta de IAPO, Presidente y Fundadora de la Sociedad Latina de Hipertensión Pulmonar presentó “...
Patient Information Forum has held a series of conversations with long-term condition patients to understand their experiences of being provided with health information, and what opportunities exist to improve how information can support and empower them. From the conversations, the following key points have been identified;
Devex in partnership with U.S Pharmacopeia explores the global health challenges caused by poor-quality medicines and approaches to achieving quality-assured medicines in low and middle income countries. Each year, the proliferation of substandard and falsified medicines puts the lives of millions...
John Mwangi, Head Middle Africa, Regulatory Affairs & Cluster Quality, Bayer East Africa explores medicine regulation harmonisation by giving us an African perspective with insight on what is to come. Access to medicines remains a big challenge in the African continent. Among the factors that...
Rwanda has launched a drone delivery network to transport vital blood supplies to far-flung areas of the country. Through a partnership with the Government of Rwanda, Zipline, a Silicon Valley Start-up will deliver all blood products for twenty hospitals and health centers starting this summer,...
Whoever wins the Director-Generalship of the World Health Organization (WHO) faces the twin challenge of not only revamping global public health but also promoting patient-centred healthcare. While candidates are promising leadership and bold change, improving the lives of patients from all around...
70 key healthcare individuals from across Latin America met in Panama this week to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing patients today.
El Consejo Directivo de la Alianza Internacional de Organizaciones de Pacientes (IAPO) ha anunciado el nombramiento del Sr. Kawaldip Sehmi como el nuevo Director Ejecutivo de IAPO.
The World Health Organization (WHO) made it unambiguously clear today that researchers have an ethical imperative to make results from all clinical trials – including past trials – publicly available.
Hoy se lanza un nuevo recurso para ayudar a los pacientes de América Latina a comprender los medicamentos biológicos y tomar decisiones informadas sobre su atención. A medida que los gobiernos trabajan para aumentar el acceso a la atención sanitaria en América...
News release: Growing support for shared ethical principles from healthcare and medicines providers
La Alianza Internacional de Organizaciones de Pacientes (IAPO) ha recibido una apasionada carta de uno de nuestros miembros, la Juventud de Liberia Unida para la Seguridad Comunitaria y el Desarrollo, que describe cómo la epidemia del Ébola está teniendo un grave efecto en los...
Wednesday 1 October 2014 Media alert for immediate release The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) thanks Ms Jo Groves for her dedicated service as Chief Executive Officer after ten successful years with the organization. Ms Groves has resigned from the position in order to take up new challenges.
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.
Ascot, United Kingdom, 31 March 2014 – This was the call from Stephen Murby Wright, Consumers Health Forum of Australia during a multi-stakeholder panel discussion during the International Alliance of Patients’ Organization’s ( IAPO ) 6th Global Patients Congress, held in the UK on 29-31 March 2014. This was supported by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer ( CMO ), UK Government, in her keynote address, who emphasised the importance of patient and public involvement: ‘Healthcare research should be carried out by and with members of the public, not just done for or to the public.’
New Delhi, India, 17 December 2013 – “It is time that we came together as one voice” was the call from Dr Ratna Devi, CEO, DakshamA Health & Education Foundation, to patients’ organizations gathered at IAPO’s first multi-stakeholder seminar held in South-East Asia yesterday. The seminar entitled, ‘Meeting patients’ needs in South-East Asia – effective strategies for tackling NCDs and improving patient safety’, explored relevant issues in healthcare systems and patients’ needs from around the region.
Ciudad de México, México, 24 de septiembre de 2013 – “Para poder lograr una atención a la salud centrada en el paciente en América Latina, es necesario informar, empoderar e involucrar a los pacientes en la conformación de nuestros sistemas de atención a la salud”, afirmó Eva María Ruiz de Castilla, Miembro de la Junta Directiva de la IAPO. Lo anterior es un reflejo de las discusiones de los participantes en el seminario de actores múltiples organizado por la Alianza Internacional de Organizaciones de Pacientes (IAPO por sus siglas en inglés) e intitulado ‘La atención a la salud centrada en el paciente en América Latina’, que se celebró el día de ayer.