WHO has recently launched a new learning app targeted specifically to health workers who need accurate, extensive, reliable, and timely information on COVID-19 to save lives and stay safe. The app was created in direct response to an online survey of health works conducted by the WHO Academy in...
Overview The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up immense challenges to how patients experience healthcare. Medicines shortage, disruption of treatments and difficulties to access mental health services are some examples of the problems they face. On the other hand, many patients have also benefited...
As of 11 May 2020, the World Health Organization reports that there are currently 8 candidate vaccines in clinical evaluation and 102 candidate vaccines in preclinical evaluation. Considering the lengthy vaccine development process which typically spans between 5 to 7 years, the speed and urgency...
The Global Self-Care Federation (GSCF), in its efforts to aid in the understanding and development of a world where self-care increasingly contributes to better health and more sustainable healthcare systems, invites you to participate in a patient survey gauging knowledge and attitudes towards...
The Board and members are deeply saddened to announce that IAPO Board Member, Carol Ossai, passed away on Friday, April 10th, 2020. Carol was a passionate advocate for the improvement of care and treatment for people living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and had been an IAPO member since 2016. In...
Geneva, March 17, 2020 - The International Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations ( IFPMA ) and the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) announce the launch of an advisory Note for Guidance for IFPMA member companies and associations worldwide on best...
The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General declared COVID-19 a pandemic. COVID-19 is no longer a small outbreak affecting a few patients and local communities, nor is it a national epidemic affecting a few countries. It is now a true global pandemic affecting every community and country...
Since January 2020, the Board of Trustees and the GPC 2020 Programme Committee has been closely monitoring the health and travel advice issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health England, Chief Medical Officer Scotland and the European Commission on the unfolding COVID-19 crisis...
We are delighted that so many patient advocates have registered to join us at our 9th Global Patients Congress. Registration is still OPEN for all! The theme Innovative healthcare: co-planning, co-designing & co-delivery celebrates how patient engagement and co-creation continues to be...
The IAPO 9th Global Patients Congress programme has been designed to educate, inspire and motivate our global memmbership and high level health care stakeholders from across the world. You only have just a few short days to book your early bird tickets with the deadline of the 28th February fast...

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