Pain is a serious sensory threat that can affect virtually any part of the body in varying degrees. The way people experience pain differs greatly, with some tolerating it more than others. It is important to note that pain can be significantly debilitating and affect the overall quality of life. Dr. James Trapasso , Medical Director, Presbyterian Medical Group, discusses pain management and its benefits and risks.
El tema del resumen de políticas de este mes trata sobre el manejo del dolor. La declaración sobre la atención sanitaria centrada en el paciente de IAPO IAPO’s Declaration on Patient-Centred Healthcare establece que a pesar de representar a los pacientes provenientes de enfermedades muy diferentes, el énfasis debe ser en atender todas las necesidades comunes de todas las comunidades de pacientes, sin importar cual es su área de enfermedad.
Devex in partnership with U.S Pharmacopeia explores the global health challenges caused by poor-quality medicines and approaches to achieving quality-assured medicines in low and middle income countries. Each year, the proliferation of substandard and falsified medicines puts the lives of millions...
John Mwangi, Head Middle Africa, Regulatory Affairs & Cluster Quality, Bayer East Africa explores medicine regulation harmonisation by giving us an African perspective with insight on what is to come. Access to medicines remains a big challenge in the African continent. Among the factors that...
Samvel Azatyan, Group Lead, Regulatory Networks and Harmonisation,World Health Organization, explores medicine regulation and harmonisation highlighting the role that the WHO is playing. Access to health care and medical products is one of the fundamental human rights. WHO is committed to enhancing...
Don't just sit there, September is pain awareness month. Regardless of your priorities, the campaign can be easily adapted for use in your local and national activities. Through a global effort we can together achieve increased awareness among relevant stakeholders so that chronic pain can be recognised, effectively treated and managed.
El 4 th – 5 th de julio 2017, IAPO celebró su 3 ra Reunión Regional Africana. Fue una oportunidad para que la comunidad de los miembros africanos de IAPO se reunieran y instaran a la creación de la Agencia Africana de Medicamentos centrada en los pacientes. En este sentido, se hizo énfasis en la...
On 4 th - 5 th July 2017, 30 of IAPO’s member organizations and stakeholders, representing ten African countries, came together in Entebbe, Uganda, to attend our African Regional Meeting. The meeting culminated in delegates making a united call for a patient-centred African Medicines Agency (AMA),...
This year's road map for the fight against viral hepatitis continues to be led by the World Hepatitis Alliance as it aims to build on the momentum to meet the goal of eliminating hepatitis following the adoption of WHO’s global hepatitis elimination strategy in 2016 .

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