In preparation for World Patient Safety Day (17 September 2020 ), IAPO is gathering material for a storytelling campaign on patients’ experiences related to healthcare systems safety, including health services, medicines and devices. We are looking for stories from patients and patient carers...
WHO’s ad-hoc consultation on managing the COVID-19 infodemic Whilst we continue working towards slowing the spread of COVID-19, a global epidemic of misinformation continues to spread rapidly through social media platforms and other outlets posing a serious problem for public health. “...
As the world turns towards ending the lockdowns, thoughts and considerations around how the restrictions can safely be lifted abound. In line with our vision of a world where patients’ perspectives are heard and healthcare is designed, organised, and practised with the patient at the centre,...
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...

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