Pain is something that many of us feel, but it cannot be seen. That does not mean it is not real. It is for the most part inside our bodies, often preventing us from enjoying life, working, or even sleeping. One of the most difficult things to do is to have others understand what it is like to live...
We would like to congratulate IAPO member Dr Yasmin Rashid , Secretary General of Thalassaemia Society of Pakistan, for her appointment as Health Minister in Punjab Province, Pakistan. Dr Rashid, who most recently spoke at IAPO’s 8th Global Patients Congress , highlighted the need to super-charge...
IAPO CEO, Kawaldip Sehmi, recently represented IAPO at the 8th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy in Papua New Guinea. He shares the main take aways with us. The 8th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) high level meeting was an important milestone in leveraging the growing...
To mark International Pain Awareness Month, Chronic Pain Ireland Chair Deirdre Ryan shares how they are striving to advocate at Local, National and European levels for improvement of life for those living with pain. At Chronic Pain Ireland your pain is our priority… We offer daily support to people...
This September marks the 16th year that organisations and countries around the globe will be marking the International Pain Awareness Month. This year again, Painaustralia joins all our international colleagues in taking the time to spread awareness about this all too common yet neglected public...
On Saturday 21st July 2018, IAPO member Mary Lynne Van Poelgeest-Pomfret of World Federation of Incontinent Patients represented IAPO and the Fight the Fakes campaign at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam at the Imperial Health Sciences’ Pre-Conference Side-Event. Here she joined a...
We welcome Ya Hsin Wang, Secretary General of Psoriasis Association Taiwan and the executive director of Taiwan Alliance of Patients' Organizations, to our Governing Board starting from August 2018. Ya Hsin answered a few questions about her work, what she brings to IAPO and why she is involved in...
We welcome Ellos Ellard Lodzeni, Patron and Founder Trustee of Patient and Community Welfare Foundation of Malawi, to our Governing Board starting from August 2018. Ellos answered a few questions about his work, what he brings to IAPO and why he is involved in patient advocacy work. Why are you...
As we approach September, Penney Cowan, IAPO Chair and Founder of the American Chronic Pain Association, calls on the community of people with pain and those who care for them, to start building the momentum of the campaign which aims to draw attention to the need for better understanding of what a...
The World Health Organization (WHO) invites you to participate in an online survey contributing towards the development of a normative guidance around self-initiated interventions for sexual reproductive health. In this article, Katthyana Aparicio, Programme Officer in the Department of Service...

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