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...
Women are under-represented in science. Only 22 women have been awarded a Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, or medicine since Marie Curie in 1903, compared to 592 men. The United Nations has marked 2020 as a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide and we have heard the call...
On 16 -17th September 2020, over 1200 patient advocates from 101 countries came together for the virtual 9 th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020) under the theme co-creation in innovative healthcare during Covid-19. Arising from the event, was the following call to action: The 9 th Global Patients...
In observance of the 2nd World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), IAPO is launching virtual interactive World Patient Safety Day 2020 map. This map aims to visualize global commitments and unite all stakeholders in their efforts to advocate for and contribute to better patient and health worker safety in...
Our virtual GPC 2020 will take place over two days from Wednesday 16 September. You can join the short, interactive sessions live or catch up later on demand for 1 month. Join us at this virtual congress to cut through the noise and engage in focused discussion on health systems strengthening and...
On 17 September 2020, IAPO will be joining the global health community in celebrating World Patient Safety Day (WPSD). This year will mark the second year we are marking the day after the World Health Organization Member States from all 194 countries endorsed the establishment of the day to be...
The global health community is invited to register for the 9th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020), to be held virtually as a two day event from 16 - 17 September 2020! First established in 2005, the Congress is IAPO's bi-annual event which brings together patient advocates, policy makers,...
Article by the International Self-Care Foundation The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has illustrated the importance of self-care – in good hygiene practices such as handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and the use of facemasks. Self-care is also central to mutual risk reduction through...

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