The manufacture and distribution of fake medicines is an enormous and growing public health risk with an untold cost to lives. According to a report published by the World Health Organisation , one in ten medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries are estimated to be either...
On the 6th of September 2018, Community Health and Information Network (CHAIN) in partnership with Uganda Alliance for Patients Organisation (UAPO), organized the Patient Solidarity Day (PSD) 2018, in Kiwenda Nabitalo, Wakiso district. The participatory event brought together over 200 participants...
September, 2018 New York - The UN General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. 193 Countries come together to deliberate on national and global policies. This year the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were discussed in every meeting...
On 25 September, just ahead of the High-Level Meeting on NCDs, the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health , which IAPO is part of, launched a new White Paper for Circulatory Health: Driving Sustainable Action for Circulatory Health . The white paper is a solution-oriented paper which draws on...
IAPO members from Ghana, Christopher Agbega of Sharecare Ghana and Theobald Owusu-Ansah of Hepatitis Foundation of Ghana , represented IAPO at the 'Africa Stakeholder Roundtable: Trust in Healthcare Systems' organised by the Fight the Fakes Campaign and The International Federation of...
We would like to congratulate IAPO member Dr Yasmin Rashid , Secretary General of Thalassaemia Society of Pakistan, for her appointment as Health Minister in Punjab Province, Pakistan. Dr Rashid, who most recently spoke at IAPO’s 8th Global Patients Congress , highlighted the need to super-...
IAPO CEO, Kawaldip Sehmi, recently represented IAPO at the 8th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy in Papua New Guinea. He shares the main take aways with us. The 8th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) high level meeting was an important milestone in leveraging the growing...
To mark International Pain Awareness Month, Chronic Pain Ireland Chair Deirdre Ryan shares how they are striving to advocate at Local, National and European levels for improvement of life for those living with pain. At Chronic Pain Ireland your pain is our priority… We offer daily support to...
This September marks the 16th year that organisations and countries around the globe will be marking the International Pain Awareness Month. This year again, Painaustralia joins all our international colleagues in taking the time to spread awareness about this all too common yet neglected public...
Pain is something that many of us feel, but it cannot be seen. That does not mean it is not real. It is for the most part inside our bodies, often preventing us from enjoying life, working, or even sleeping. One of the most difficult things to do is to have others understand what it is like to live...

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