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 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 vaccines, but also due to the disruption of...
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...
IAPO is proud to be part of the #TeamVaccines, a global digital campaign designed to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines launched by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & associations (IFPMA). We support this campaign because we believe vaccination is not just an...
Endorse and sign the call Patients, Civil Society and Youth Organisations, Products Development Partnerships, Health and Pharmaceutical Industries, and all stakeholders who are striving to improve global public health - welcome the African Medicines Agency (AMA) Treaty made at the 32nd ordinary...
2020 was a turning point for us at IAPO, where the COVID-19 pandemic and all its lessons gave us an opportunity to review, adapt and improve our work, and more importantly strengthen the IAPO membership community. We worked hard last year to amplify the patients’ voice at various fronts -...
The 148th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board (EB) took place on 18-26 January 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland with a focus on the challenges of COVID-19, the need to strengthen health systems. The Governing Board Chair, and Governing Board Secretary were able to attend a...

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