The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has launched the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative ( PHCPI ) which seeks to help low- and middle-income countries build high-performing primary healthcare systems through better performance measurement and knowledge-sharing.
Worldwide, 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and every year 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis; that’s as many as die from HIV/AIDS and yet the disease remains remarkably neglected. Written by Dylan O'Sullivan, Programme Manager, World Hepatitis Alliance.
We are really pleased to announce that the bursary process for the 7th Global Patients Congress , to be held in London, 9-11 April 2016, is now live!
IAPO CEO Kawaldip Sehmi explores how using a human rights-based approach (HRBA) can be a powerful factor in achieving patient-centred healthcare as patient advocates can now go beyond their national constitutions, statutory law (Acts of Parliament) and subsidiary legislation to seek help from international law. They can invite global health governance scrutiny on the actions and inactions of their national governments and their health systems.
Each month we will be interviewing an IAPO member in six short questions. They will be featured in our newsletter and the website. Our featured member of the month is Jolanta Bilińska from the Polish Patients Safety Foundation. Jolanta begins as the new IAPO Chair in August and answered a few questions for us.
This August brings a number of significant changes to the IAPO Governing Board. We thank our departing Chair and two Board Members and welcome our new Chair and two other additions to the Board.
Each month we will be interviewing an IAPO member in six short questions. They will be featured in our newsletter and the website. Our featured member of the month is Penney Cowan from American Chronic Pain Association ​. Penney answered a few questions for us.
Alison Lightbourne, IAPO Policy Manager, explores the risks of looking at health problems with a narrow focus and the impact this can have on the lives of patients.
Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO CEO, explores the importance of patient-centred guidelines during Ramadan.
In support of the 'SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands' campaign on 5 May and ten years of the 'WHO Clean Care is Safer Care' programme, the 2nd WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework Global Survey was launched on 1 June 2015 and will be open until 10 September 2015.

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