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The global need for patient safety is a topic that Patient Solidarity Day 2018 seeks to bring to the attention of health stakeholders globally as it is a serious global public health concern. IAPO’s Declaration on patient-centred healthcare states that every patient must have access to safe,...
Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Coordinator, Health Information For All (HIFA) discusses patient empowerment through knowledge. Patients, health workers and everyone who in one way or another is a stakeholder in the health sector need access to timely, reliable healthcare information to maintain the highest...
On Saturday, 2nd December, patient advocates from across the world will rally together to mark the annual Patient Solidarity Day. As a movement, we will be standing united in recognition of the significant need for and benefit of, empowered and informed patients. We believe that patient empowerment...
Mark-John Clifford, Co-Founder of the blog Health in the Laugh Lane , relieves his journey on how he became more empowered as patient. I believe I can trace my start as an empowered patient to when my parents were involved with my treatment as a child for polio. I don’t remember everything in the...
Call for patients to be recognised as key partners in the African Medicines Agency (AMA) On 4th – 5th July 2017, the International Alliance of Patient Organizations (IAPO) and the Uganda Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (UAPO) held the African Regional Meeting in Entebbe, Uganda, under the theme...
Mary Lynne van Poelgeest-Pomfret of World Federation of Incontinence Patients shows what patient empowerment can mean in practice and how the practical implementation can change the lives of our patients/citizens for the better. The World Federation of incontinent Patients show importance and...
Brian W. Wu of the Clinician Today shares his insights on the topic of internet and patient Empowerment. The effect the internet has had on nearly every aspect of life, including the role it has played in patient education and empowerment, cannot be understated. By sheer numbers, the internet’s...
IAPO member Danjuma Adda, Executive Director at Center for Initiative and Development (CFID)/ Chagro-Care Trust (CCT) in Taraba state, Nigeria, explores the issue of patient empowerment from an African perspective.
IAPO member, Migdalia Denis and Angela Chaves explore the issue of rare diseases in Latin America.
What if every single part of your body hurts and you have no explanation? What if it’s hard for doctors to determine your diagnosis? What if there is no relief in sight? Through FindMecure, Thomas Jarvis, a patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, gives us a glimpse of what it is to live with...

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