On 16 -17th September 2020 over 1200 patient advocates from 101 countries came together for the virtual 9 th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020) under the theme co-creation in innovative healthcare during Covid-19. Arising from the event, was the following call to action: The 9 th Global Patients...
In observance of the 2nd World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), IAPO is launching virtual interactive World Patient Safety Day 2020 map. This map aims to visualize global commitments and unite all stakeholders in their efforts to advocate for and contribute to better patient and health worker safety in...
Our virtual GPC 2020 will take place over two days from Wednesday 16 September. You can join the short, interactive sessions live or catch up later on demand for 1 month. Join us at this virtual congress to cut through the noise and engage in focused discussion on health systems strengthening and...
On 17 September 2020, IAPO will be joining the global health community in celebrating World Patient Safety Day (WPSD). This year will mark the second year we are marking the day after the World Health Organization Member States from all 194 countries endorsed the establishment of the day to be...
The global health community is invited to register for the 9th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020), to be held virtually as a two day event from 16 - 17 September 2020! First established in 2005, the Congress is IAPO's bi-annual event which brings together patient advocates, policy makers,...
Article by the International Self-Care Foundation The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has illustrated the importance of self-care – in good hygiene practices such as handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and the use of facemasks. Self-care is also central to mutual risk reduction through...
Judy Stenmark, Director General of The Global Self-Care Federation (GSCF), shares her thoughts on the recent disruption to healthcare systems globally. She emphasizes that this is the start of a greater focus on self-care, as we explore new ways to meet patient needs. July 24th marks the 10th...
International Self-Care Day (ISD), on 24 July each year, provides a focus and opportunity to raise the profile of healthy lifestyle self-care programmes around the world. ISD is a device developed by the International Self-Care Foundation to promote self-care as a vital foundation of health and has...
As the world still suffers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with the global death toll surpassing 500,000 deaths we are also challenged to think about the 700,000 patients that die each and every year due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR threatens decades of medical progress as...
In preparation for World Patient Safety Day (17 September 2020 ), IAPO is gathering material for a storytelling campaign on patients’ experiences related to healthcare systems safety, including health services, medicines and devices. We are looking for stories from patients and patient carers...

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