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The IAPO Board and staff team are deeply saddened to announce that our dear Kawaldip Sehmi passed away on Tuesday 1st August 2023. He will be greatly missed. Our hearts are broken by this sad news as he had so much enthusiasm and excitement for life and his work in promoting patient-centred...
As European health systems recover from a once in a life-time pandemic, these health systems are now coming under new pressure in this post-pandemic transition period to address the backlog of disrupted health services. This presents increased patient and health professional safety risks as ‘burnt...
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming 10th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2023) - "Innovative patient partnerships at the heart of global health advancement" scheduled for 19 - 20 May 2023 at the Maison Internationale des Associations (MIA) in Geneva, Switzerland...
Advances in genomics and personalised medicine show us that not all cancers are the same, not all patients are the same and therefore a one size fits all cancer care approach is not serving the patient or society well. We must look at alternatives since we can now offer services and treatments that...
The Time is Now: AMATA Calls for the rapid operationalisation of the African Medicines Agency and for regulatory system strengthening to be recognized as a key element of preparedness for future pandemics and post-pandemic recovery On Wednesday, 14 December 2022 the African Medicines Agency Treaty...
On Friday 9th December 2022, health stakeholders from all over the world will stand together, united in celebration of Patient Solidarity Day (PSD). This will be our tenth year of running the PSD in global solidarity and national unity. On PSD 2022, IAPO members, patients, various healthcare...
To mark Patient Solidarity Day (PSD 2022) and in support of WHO's 5 moments for medication safety, IAPO is launching the "Humour me into medication safety" cartoons highlighting the 5 moments for medication safety - a patient engagement tool focusing on the key moments where action by the patient...
The Patient Academy launched on 7th September 2022 with the vision of creating communities of empowered patients that take ownership in the management of their medical condition through customized health information. Access the site The Patient Academy aims to empower patients on relevant medical...
We are thrilled to announce the four winners of the 2022 Metrodora Awards! Inspired by the heritage of Metrodora, a Greek physician who wrote the first known medical text to be authored by a woman, these awards celebrate the pioneering achievements of all nominees in science and medicine from...
July 19, 2022 –The founding members of the African Medicines Agency Treaty Alliance (AMATA), an alliance representing African patients, academia, civil society, and industry, welcome the decision by the AU Executive Council to nominate Rwanda as the country that will host the African Medicines...

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