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...
The World Health Statistics series is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. The series is produced by WHO’s Division for Data, Analytics and Delivery, in collaboration with WHO technical departments and regional offices...
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...
In the lead up to the 72nd World Health Assembly happening between 20 - 28 May, IAPO will be doing a series that aims is to provide insight into how the WHO works with patients’ organizatons and the benefits of these collaborations as well as how they are established. This series aims to...
Patient-centred care, with its emphasis on patient value, is a widespread health system goal. To examine the progress of the evolution towards more patient-centred health care and draw lesson for the future, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey and interviews on patient...
Momentum continues to be built for the global patient safety agenda as health stakeholders gathered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between 2-3 March 2019 for the 4th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety. The focus of this year’s summit was to develop and define strategies that would support...
Rare Disease Day 2019,a day to raise awareness amongst the general public on rare diseases and encourage researchers and decision makers to address the needs of patients with rare diseases was this year marked with a lot of activity. One notable activity was the NGO Committee for Rare Disease...
On 28 February 2019, people living with or affected by a rare disease, patient organizations, politicians, carers, medical professionals, researchers and industry will come together to celebrate the twelfth annual Rare Disease Day. A patient-led campaign, organizations in over 70 countries and...
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...

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