17 September 2019 | News Release Today the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations calls upon expert patients to engage with and lead on the global effort to improve patient safety while marking the 1 st World Patient Safety Day. Expert patients are patients with multiple chronic...
IAPO CEO Kawaldip Sehmi was recently featured on the Global Health Matters blog as well as Health Policy Watch where he gives a review of the recently published Essential Medicines List Selection profiling the patient voice. We are pleased to be invited to contribute to these publications which...
On 9 th July 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the updated Essential Medicines List (EML) 2019. What is it? It’s a guidance document from the WHO that helps countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available, accessible and affordable throughout...
Patients in full support of the development of gene and cell therapy The 72nd annual World Health Assembly ( #WHA72) took place in Geneva from 20-28 May. The IAPO team was represented throughout the WHA and hosted an event on the side-lines of the 72nd World Health Assembly. Here’s our wrap...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that on Friday 24 th May 2019 the World Health Organization(WHO) Member States from all 194 countries endorsed the establishment of a World Patient Safety Day to be marked annually on 17 September and officially including it on WHO list of health dates. This is...
The World Health Statistics series is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. The series is produced by WHO’s Division for Data, Analytics and Delivery, in collaboration with WHO technical departments and regional offices...
After more than a decade of steady progress in fighting malaria, progress seems to be stalling. According to the World Health Organization’s latest World malaria report, no significant gains have been made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. 2019 is therefore a critical year...
In the lead up to the 72nd World Health Assembly happening between 20 - 28 May, IAPO will be doing a series that aims is to provide insight into how the WHO works with patients’ organizatons and the benefits of these collaborations as well as how they are established. This series aims to...
Patient-centred care, with its emphasis on patient value, is a widespread health system goal. To examine the progress of the evolution towards more patient-centred health care and draw lesson for the future, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey and interviews on patient...
Momentum continues to be built for the global patient safety agenda as health stakeholders gathered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between 2-3 March 2019 for the 4th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety. The focus of this year’s summit was to develop and define strategies that would support...

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