This month’s policy briefing focuses on access, which is the second “key theme” of the 2017 engagement and empowerment plan . Access and support also feature amongst the five principles of the IAPO Declaration on Patient Centred Healthcare . Every patient must have access to the healthcare services...
We are pleased to announce that our side event " safety for the multi-transfused patients” has been confirmed to take place on Friday 26 May 2017 at the 70th World Health Assembly. Linked to WHA70 agenda item of “Principles for global consensus on the donation and management of blood, blood...
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...

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