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Ascot, United Kingdom, 31 March 2014 – This was the call from Stephen Murby Wright, Consumers Health Forum of Australia during a multi-stakeholder panel discussion during the International Alliance of Patients’ Organization’s ( IAPO ) 6th Global Patients Congress, held in the UK on 29-31 March 2014. This was supported by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer ( CMO ), UK Government, in her keynote address, who emphasised the importance of patient and public involvement: ‘Healthcare research should be carried out by and with members of the public, not just done for or to the public.’
New Delhi, India, 17 December 2013 – “It is time that we came together as one voice” was the call from Dr Ratna Devi, CEO, DakshamA Health & Education Foundation, to patients’ organizations gathered at IAPO’s first multi-stakeholder seminar held in South-East Asia yesterday. The seminar entitled, ‘Meeting patients’ needs in South-East Asia – effective strategies for tackling NCDs and improving patient safety’, explored relevant issues in healthcare systems and patients’ needs from around the region.
Ciudad de México, México, 24 de septiembre de 2013 – “Para poder lograr una atención a la salud centrada en el paciente en América Latina, es necesario informar, empoderar e involucrar a los pacientes en la conformación de nuestros sistemas de atención a la salud”, afirmó Eva María Ruiz de Castilla, Miembro de la Junta Directiva de la IAPO. Lo anterior es un reflejo de las discusiones de los participantes en el seminario de actores múltiples organizado por la Alianza Internacional de Organizaciones de Pacientes (IAPO por sus siglas en inglés) e intitulado ‘La atención a la salud centrada en el paciente en América Latina’, que se celebró el día de ayer.

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