Without transparent and accountable health systems, patients are less able to take the proactive role that is needed for patient-centred care to be achieved. National procurement and drug pricing systems that lack robust monitoring mechanisms can become open to corruption and exploitation, posing a...
El resumen de políticas de este mes está centrado en la información del paciente. La información del paciente es uno de los pilares sobre los cuales se fundamenta el concepto de asistencia sanitaria centrada en el paciente. Cuando la información es exacta, completa y fácil de entender los pacientes pueden fortalecer su conocimiento sobre los procesos sanitarios y sus mecanismos.
You know your meeting is going to make a difference globally when two of the most powerful medical regulators turn up at your event. IAPO member, Consumer Online Foundation , pulled off this feat when it hosted a two day International Forum on Patient Safety and Safe Access to Online Pharmacies in...
Contributed by Thong Meow-Keong, Malaysian Rare Disorders Society (IAPO member) Rare diseases particularly birth defects are a major causes of disability in developing countries (1,2). There is lack of data on birth defects from large population-based studies in the Asia-Pacific region (3). The...
On 1 March 2017, Active Citizenship Network is going to celebrate the first anniversary of its EU communication campaign on cross-border healthcare. Foreseen by Directive 2011/24/EU – it’s named Patients’ rights have no borders – with a multi stakeholder conference at the EU Parliament. The...
On 15 February 2016, the Anti-counterfeit Network Africa was launched in Uganda to help in intensifying the fight against production & supply of Counterfeit drugs to ensure patient access to quality medicine. According to WHO, Substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified and counterfeit (...
El plan 2017 de IAPO sobre el empoderamiento y compromiso de sus miembros ( plan ) se centrará en cuatro áreas temáticas principales: asistencia sanitaria centrada en el paciente, acceso, responsabilidad y transparencia, y el tema del Día de la Solidaridad con el Paciente (nuestros miembros lo...
Sophie Andersson, Executive Director of the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), returns to the World Health Organization’s 140th Executive Board Session this year where in 2014 IFPA got through a historic resolution recognizing psoriasis as a non-communicable disease and...
The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) President Professor Peter Boyle signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with our Chair of the Board Jolanta Bilińska to mark the World Cancer Day. The role of patients’ organizations is morphing rapidly from its initial lobbying focus...

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