The Asia Pacific Patient innovation Summit has published a whitepaper, which aims to serve as a blueprint to help patient organizations improve their approach to sustainable funding, digitalization, and multi-stakeholder partnerships. The Asia Pacific Patient Innovation Summit (APPIS) has published...
On Wednesday 4 August 2021, the WHO Patient Safety Flagship Programme, marked the achievement of an important and historic milestone, the launch of the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 - a roadmap towards a vision of a world where no one is harmed in healthcare & all patients receive...
Theme: Safe maternal and newborn care With the world still facing the COVID-19 pandemic and the inequities that surfaced as a result, the most vulnerable and marginalized populations are being disproportionately affected not only due to the direct effects of the pandemic and lack of access to...
Each year, the overuse and abuse of antibiotics leads to 700,000 deaths from drug-resistant disease, and that figure could rise to as many as 10 million annually by 2050. Though the World Health Organization adopted a global action plan on what the global health community often calls the “...
Self-care activities are an essential component of patient-centered health care systems. The World Health Organization defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that Member States at the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly deliberated and agreed to take concrete action to eliminate avoidable harm in health care by adopting the first ever “Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021–2030”. This is very...
The 1st virtual African Patients Congress (APC 2020) will bring together our regional membership with a variety of high-level healthcare stakeholders to share their vision and experience as to how patients can engage with and co-create in building back better the African health system post-pandemic...
The seventy-fourth World Health Assembly (WHA74) commenced on 24 May 2021 and concluded its sessions on 31 May 2021. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the event was held virtually under the theme “ Ending this pandemic, preventing the next: building together a healthier, safer and...
With 1.2 billion people aged 15-24 years, the world’s youth population has a key role to play in addressing challenges related to public health, including all diseases and their determinants. The 4th Global Youth Meet (GYM) on Health is being held virtually by HRIDAY and WHO SEARO from 20-21...
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 71% of all worldwide mortality each year. Despite a wealth of knowledge that offers evidence-based expert guidance for managing illness and preventing risk, in many parts of the world whether in high-income or low-income countries, we are still...

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