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10 October 2017
The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health in the...
17 September 2018 to 20 September 2018
The Sixty-eighth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe will take place in Rome, Italy, from 17 to 20 September 2018. The WHO Regional Committee for Europe is WHO's decision-making body in the European Region. It comprises representatives of each Member State in the Region Related Pages...
As we approach September, Penney Cowan, IAPO Chair and Founder of the American Chronic Pain Association, calls on the community of people with pain and those who care for them, to start building the momentum of the campaign which aims to draw attention to the need for better understanding of what a...
The World Health Organization (WHO) invites you to participate in an online survey contributing towards the development of a normative guidance around self-initiated interventions for sexual reproductive health. In this article, Katthyana Aparicio, Programme Officer in the Department of Service...
Sheila Regina de Vasconcellos – Bakken Invitation Honoree 2015 and a patient living with Diabetes - explores the way forward for the fight against Diabetes after attending the 8th Global Patients Congress. Coming from Brazil, a country where resources are lacking and where there are few diabetes...
Cathy Trzaskawka, Head of Global Advocacy at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), breaks down some of the lessons learnt at the 8th Global Patients Congress. I just recently attended my first ever IAPO Global Patients Congress in Miami. As an industry representative, and the industry partner helping to...
Each year, the Medtronic Foundation’s Bakken Invitation recognizes inspirational patients whose lives have been impacted by medical technology and who use their “extra life” to give back to others. Named after Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, the Bakken Invitation brings together patients who “...
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 24 th May, Miami – Fight the Fakes is proud to announce that the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is joining as the campaign’s 36 th partner. By signing up to join Fight the Fakes , IAPO will support awareness raising about fake medicines generally,...
At IAPO’s upcoming congress Teva Pharmaceuticals will introduce Life Effects , a new patient-centric website. It features stories from people living with chronic conditions that focus on the impact their conditions have on their day-to-day lives. Teva created Life Effects after speaking to more...
World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day will take place on 30 May 2018. This year’s theme is Research and the campaign is called Bringing Us Closer. Find out how you can get involved and show your support. World MS Day, the only day of global solidarity for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS),...

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