News Archive: October 2017

The Stop TB Partnership has launched its TB REACH initiative’s sixth wave of funding for innovative and out of the box ideas, strategies, initiatives, and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to...
Call for patients to be recognised as key partners in the African Medicines Agency (AMA) On 4th – 5th July 2017, the International Alliance of Patient Organizations (IAPO) and the Uganda Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (UAPO) held the African Regional Meeting in Entebbe, Uganda,...
On 15-17 September 2017, Migdalia Denis, IAPO board member and President and Founder of Pulmonary Hypertension Latin Society, presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s (ISPOR) second plenary session, The Voice of the Patient, at its 6th Latin America...
Mary Lynne van Poelgeest-Pomfret of World Federation of Incontinence Patients shows what patient empowerment can mean in practice and how the practical implementation can change the lives of our patients/citizens for the better. The World Federation of incontinent Patients show importance and...
Brian W. Wu of the Clinician Today shares his insights on the topic of internet and patient Empowerment. The effect the internet has had on nearly every aspect of life, including the role it has played in patient education and empowerment, cannot be understated. By sheer numbers, the internet...
IAPO member Danjuma Adda, Executive Director at Center for Initiative and Development (CFID)/ Chagro-Care Trust (CCT) in Taraba state, Nigeria, explores the issue of patient empowerment from an African perspective.
Patient Information Forum has held a series of conversations with long-term condition patients to understand their experiences of being provided with health information, and what opportunities exist to improve how information can support and empower them. From the conversations, the following key points have been identified;
This month’s policy briefing focuses on patient empowerment, a topic that underpins IAPO’s 2017 engagement and empowerment plan and is the theme of this year’s Patient Solidarity Day (PSD), which will take place on Saturday 2nd December 2017. The subject of patient empowerment is...