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 patients who “...
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 medicines generally,...
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 more...
Overview of GPC2018 Sessions The 8 th Global Patients Congress has been organized to look at patient engagement and patient empowerment within the healthcare value chain. We have mapped best practice examples of patient engagement and empowerment within our alliance and multi-stakeholders. We have...
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 (MS),...
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...
Speaker biographies for the 8th Global Patients Congress are now available.
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 Global...

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