Dr. Matthias Wienold , our board member and Treasurer, attended the high profile 2nd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn in March 2017 and reports back on the launch of the 3rd Global Patients Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm. IAPO and its members will support this campaign over the coming years.
We are pleased to announce the side-events that we are co-hosting at the 70th World Health Assembly, taking place from 22-31 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Biotherapeutics & the next 70 years: Delivering on their potential for patients globally Date: 23 May 2017 Time: 12:00-14:00hrs Location...
A new roadmap has been published identifying key priority areas that need to be addressed to tackle the burden of asthma. The roadmap, which has come out of the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP) , suggests that a unified approach to research is urgently needed to address the challenge of asthma in Europe and improve the lives of people living with the condition.
By Elnaz Naseri, Health Policy Officer at IAPO. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. [1] Alcohol-use disorder, Schizophrenia, and other mental, neurological and sub­stance-use (MNS) disorders constitute 13% of the global burden of disease surpassing both...
By Joshua Wamboga, IAPO Chair-Elect I am delighted that the Uganda Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (UAPO) will be co-hosting the key upcoming regional meeting for the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations' (IAPO) members in Africa. The meeting which will take place in Uganda, 4-5​...
Whoever wins the Director-Generalship of the World Health Organization (WHO) faces the twin challenge of not only revamping global public health but also promoting patient-centred healthcare. While candidates are promising leadership and bold change, improving the lives of patients from all around...
El resumen de políticas de este mes está centrado en el acceso que es el segundo “tema clave” del plan de compromiso y empoderamiento 2017 ( 2017 engagement and empowerment plan ). El acceso y el apoyo también figuran entre los cinco principios de la Declaración de la IAPO sobre la asistencia...
We are pleased to announce that our side event " safety for the multi-transfused patients” has been confirmed to take place on Friday 26 May 2017 at the 70th World Health Assembly. Linked to WHA70 agenda item of “Principles for global consensus on the donation and management of blood, blood...
At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2016, IAPO raised the issue of access to health services by chronically ill refugees, migrants and internally displaced people. This issue will be revisited during the forthcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland from 22-27 May, 2017.

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