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Every year since 2011, patient advocates globally have marked the start of December with Patient Solidarity Day and this year is no different. The campaign, whose theme is 'Safe Medication and Healthcare for All' will be marked on 7th December 2018. Prominent organizations across the world...
10 December 2018 to 12 December 2018
The 5th APEC Blood Safety Policy Forum will be held in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. The theme for this year’s Policy Forum is “ Raising and Converging Standards through Centers of Excellence ”. Access to a safe and sufficient supply of blood and related products and services, including...
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...
Calling for global medicines regulatory coherence In light of rapid globalisation of pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing, distribution and trade, it is becoming clear that no one regulator has the capacity to regulate all the new medicines and health devices seeking authorisation...
The MedSafe app an initiative of the World Health Organization seeks to educate patients and the general public through the 5 key moments where action taken can reduce the risk of medication-related harm. Its principles encourage you to ask your health care professional important questions, keep...
Gene therapy continues to evolve with new emerging treatments finally reaching its promised potential: providing a one-time lifelong cure for even the rarest and most severe of genetic disorders. IAPO member Thalassaemia International Federation explores this topic by highlighting the significant...
Is tackling premature mortality caused by the world’s number one killer – heart disease, something that interests you? Global leaders, individuals and organizations in the field of circulatory health are invited to partner in furthering cardiovascular health through the World Heart...
Patients need to be able to trust in the interactions between pharma, healthcare professionals and medical representatives By Thomas Cueni, IFPMA Director General and co-chair of the APEC Biopharmaceutical Working Group on Ethics An efficient healthcare system depends on mutual trust between...
The manufacture and distribution of fake medicines is an enormous and growing public health risk with an untold cost to lives. According to a report published by the World Health Organisation , one in ten medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries are estimated to be either...
September, 2018 New York - The UN General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. 193 Countries come together to deliberate on national and global policies. This year the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were discussed in every meeting...

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