When Roberta Alves Silva of Belo Horizonte, Brazil was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 14 years old, she spent years trying to understand and control her disease before using an insulin pump. But it took attending a camp for kids with diabetes to transform her life. “Being a part of the Colonia...
On 4 th – 5 th July, IAPO’s member organizations in Africa will be coming together to address the next steps forward for joined-up healthcare across the continent.
The week long hard intense debates on global health at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva came to an end on 31 st May 2017. The slow slog of the debates inside the Assembly Hall was a contrast to fast-paced side-events and discussions being held by non-State Actors. Issues were not just...
El resumen de políticas de este mes está enfocado en la participación de los pacientes en la evaluación de la tecnología sanitaria (HTA). Este tópico cae dentro del segundo tema clave de IAPO 2017 – Plan de empoderamiento y compromiso 2017 ( 2017 engagement and empowerment plan ): Acceso. Existe...
Dr. Matthias Wienold , our board member and Treasurer, attended the high profile 2nd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn in March 2017 and reports back on the launch of the 3rd Global Patients Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm. IAPO and its members will support this campaign over the coming years.
We are pleased to announce the side-events that we are co-hosting at the 70th World Health Assembly, taking place from 22-31 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Biotherapeutics & the next 70 years: Delivering on their potential for patients globally Date: 23 May 2017 Time: 12:00-14:00hrs Location...
A new roadmap has been published identifying key priority areas that need to be addressed to tackle the burden of asthma. The roadmap, which has come out of the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP) , suggests that a unified approach to research is urgently needed to address the challenge of asthma in Europe and improve the lives of people living with the condition.
By Elnaz Naseri, Health Policy Officer at IAPO. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. [1] Alcohol-use disorder, Schizophrenia, and other mental, neurological and sub­stance-use (MNS) disorders constitute 13% of the global burden of disease surpassing both...
By Joshua Wamboga, IAPO Chair-Elect I am delighted that the Uganda Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (UAPO) will be co-hosting the key upcoming regional meeting for the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations' (IAPO) members in Africa. The meeting which will take place in Uganda, 4-5​...
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...

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