The Thalassaemia International Federation takes initiative and action through the establishment of a World Alliance representing multi-transfused individuals aiming to raise awareness and support the work of WHO and of all the governments, and also raise public awareness about the risks of transfusions that may stem from the non-implementation of security protocols and the lack of compliance with relevant resolutions. This is all for the promotion of Blood Safety and Availability.
As we prepare to mark World Hepatitis Day on 28th July, the Hepatitis Foundation of Ghana gives us an overview of the situation in Ghana as all countries in the African Region consider viral hepatitis an urgent public health issue with the burden of viral hepatitis believed to be one of the highest in this part of the world.
Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO CEO, explores medicine regulation in Latin America to develop national capacity within medicines regulatory authorities to approve medicines in a timely manner and to ensure acceptable quality, safety and efficacy standards within their borders.
El Resumen de este mes está enfocado en la seguridad del paciente. La seguridad del paciente está estrechamente unida con el segundo tema clave del plan de empoderamiento y compromiso lanzado en el 2017 por IAPO: El acceso. Por otra parte, la seguridad del paciente representa por si sola una de las...
The long wait is over: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the World Health Organization’s new director-general by the World Health Assembly. The former minister of health of Ethiopia beat two other finalists in the race — the U.K.’s David Nabarro and Pakistan’s Sania Nishtar — with a...
Rwanda has launched a drone delivery network to transport vital blood supplies to far-flung areas of the country. Through a partnership with the Government of Rwanda, Zipline, a Silicon Valley Start-up will deliver all blood products for twenty hospitals and health centers starting this summer,...
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...

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