2nd Global Patients Congress
22-24 February 2006, Barcelona, Spain
'Together we can…', the theme of our second Global Patients Congress, reflected our commitment to effect change by working in partnership to address the main issues considered during the congress: patient-centred healthcare and patient safety.
The 2006 congress held in Barcelona, Spain, brought together over 120 patient leaders from around the world, alongside healthcare representatives including the global health professionals' associations and the World Health Organization (WHO), to work together to develop strategies to bring patients to the centre of healthcare systems.
One of the highlights of this congress was the launch of our Declaration on Patient-Centred Healthcare. It is the first globally accepted definition of patient-centred healthcare developed by and representing the global patients’ movement.