At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2016, IAPO raised the issue of access to health services by chronically ill refugees, migrants and internally displaced people. This issue will be revisited during the forthcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland from 22-27 May, 2017.
IAPO will take on the management of the Patient Research Exchange (PRE) platform from Novartis. This is in effort to allow IAPO member organizations to fully engage with the pharmaceutical industry through research and ‘be the change they wish to see in the pharmaceutical world!’ The Patient...
IAPO is proposing to hold four side-events with various partners this year to celebrate WHO’s contributions made over 70 years towards eradication and controlling diseases, and more importantly, marking the great contribution made by WHO in promoting patient-centred health care and improving evidence based medicine through research, policy development, technical assistance and diplomatic advocacy. The side-events will also trigger the start of patient engagement in the long march towards achieving patient-centred universal health coverage by all Member States by 2030.
Without transparent and accountable health systems, patients are less able to take the proactive role that is needed for patient-centred care to be achieved. National procurement and drug pricing systems that lack robust monitoring mechanisms can become open to corruption and exploitation, posing a...
Patient information is one of the pillars of the IAPO Declaration of patient-centred healthcare. It represents a primary vehicle for patient advocates to better engage in and contribute to healthcare more effectively. For this to happen, however, it is crucial that patients play an active role in the information process.
You know your meeting is going to make a difference globally when two of the most powerful medical regulators turn up at your event. IAPO member, Consumer Online Foundation , pulled off this feat when it hosted a two day International Forum on Patient Safety and Safe Access to Online Pharmacies in...
Contributed by Thong Meow-Keong, Malaysian Rare Disorders Society (IAPO member) Rare diseases particularly birth defects are a major causes of disability in developing countries (1,2). There is lack of data on birth defects from large population-based studies in the Asia-Pacific region (3). The...
On 1 March 2017, Active Citizenship Network is going to celebrate the first anniversary of its EU communication campaign on cross-border healthcare. Foreseen by Directive 2011/24/EU – it’s named Patients’ rights have no borders – with a multi stakeholder conference at the EU Parliament. The...
On 15 February 2016, the Anti-counterfeit Network Africa was launched in Uganda to help in intensifying the fight against production & supply of Counterfeit drugs to ensure patient access to quality medicine. According to WHO, Substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified and counterfeit (...
IAPO’s 2017 member engagement and empowerment plan will be centred on four main thematic areas: Patient-centred healthcare, Access, Accountability and Transparency, and the Patient Solidarity Day theme (to be decided by our members in the forthcoming months). This policy document kicks off our...

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