We at IAPO are extremely delighted that on Thursday 21st January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States and non-state actors expressed their unanimous support to the proposed Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 as a key instrument to guide patient safety improvements at all...
The International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations (IAPO) collaborated with BD–Europe to amplify the voices of patients who have been afflicted with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), sepsis, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or medication errors. As part of this Voices of Safety...
In 2020, IAPO launched the COVID-19 Response Activity Grant Scheme to support IAPO members working on the frontline to support patients during the pandemic. Through a competitive 2-stage selection process initiated via the 9 th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020) Open Call, we invited our Member...
The 2nd Asia Pacific Patients Congress was held as IAPO’s second fully digital congress on 3-4 December 2020 with over 3000 registered from 66 countries with 298 patient groups, who attended 20 sessions with 66 speakers from 16 countries. Patient groups and thousands of attendees drew...
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a natural process of pathogens’ adaptation to the drugs we use to kill them, which should normally have a slow evolution-like pace. Our inappropriate use of common antibiotics, antiviral agents and other drugs on all fronts of human and animal health...
On Monday 16th November 2020, IAPO board members Karen Alparce-Vilanueva, Dr Neda Milevska-Kostova and Bisi Bright, represented IAPO at the 8th Edition of the Geneva Health Forum where they were part of a multi-stakeholder panel within which a stimulating discussion took place around the topic of...
Since our establishment, IAPO has been dedicated to fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) , through development of various policy briefs, analyses, educational materials and advocacy toolkits for its members and patient organisations worldwide in order to turn global best practices into concrete...
Published on: 18 November 2020 18-24 November 2020 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of...
The Geneva Health Forum will hold its 8th Edition from November 16 - 18 2020 and IAPO will be hosting the following two events: Promoting expert patients as co-creators and disseminators: Prior, during and after the pandemic 16 November 2020, 15:15 – 16:15 CET This session will aim to provide...
In our commitment to broadening the participation of patient organizations at our 2nd Asia Pacific Patients Congress (APPC 2020), we have set up an Open Call for IAPO Members’ and other patient organizations’ participation. As an online event, APPC 2020 will offer opportunities to...

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