News Archive: November 2018

Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO CEO, attended the First International Conference on Renewable Energy for Healthcare (IRENA) in Singapore 2 November 2018 where a stimulating discussion took place around the availability of reliable, affordable and safe electricity supply that powers 90% of the health devices...
IAPO as a global patients' organisation must appreciate the globalism of health care initiatives and their links with the global economic, social, political and technological developments. The Declaration on Primary Health Care Astana adopted on 25 October 2018 in Astana Kazakhstan must be...
Dan Costigan, Senior Director Strategic Communications at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute shares the outcomes of the Canadian Patient Safety Week, which aimed at engaging the general public, health providers and leaders in making patient safety a priority in Canada. This year, Canadian...
IAPO Member, Regina Mariam Kamoga from Community Health and Information Network (CHAIN) in Uganda, shares her experience in joining the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) working group aimed at involving patients in the development and safe use of medicines. Gone...
The Association for Diabetes Care in Argentina, CUI.D.AR, together with a group of children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, met with the Argentinian Minister of Health, Dr. Adolfo Rubinstein, and members of Congress Nicolás Massot and Carmen Polledo and the National Senator Esteban...
Led by IAPO member, International Diabetes Federation, World Diabetes Day celebrated on 14 November every year, unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. Its theme for 2018 is Family and Diabetes in recognition of the support a person...
Patient Solidarity Day (PSD) 2018 is less than a month away and everyone’s contribution can really make a difference towards ensuring Safe Medication and Healthcare for All. Activities are already in place to mark the day. Click here to view the global list of Events & Activities . Once...
September, 2018 New York - The UN General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. 193 Countries come together to deliberate on national and global policies. This year the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were discussed in every meeting...
The global need for patient safety is a topic that Patient Solidarity Day 2018 seeks to bring to the attention of health stakeholders globally as it is a serious global public health concern. IAPO’s Declaration on patient-centred healthcare states that every patient must have access to safe,...