Since the 7th Global Patients Congress in April, IAPO CEO Kawaldip Sehmi and Board Member Matthias Wienold have written several blogs for the world-renowned British Medical Journal.
Once again the auspicious ninth lunar month in the Islamic calendar is here! It's an exciting time for many of our Muslim patient members and their families as they plan to fulfil their obligations to fast for a month starting around 7th June 2016.
World Health Assembly, 23-28 May 2016. IAPO held three side meetings and addressed the Assembly on three pressing patient issues: large scale emergencies, health of migrants and primary care.
We are really pleased to introduce Androulla ​ Eleftheriou and Andrew Spiegel, two of our new Governing Board members, who will begin their terms in August 2016. Both answered a few questions about their work, what they will bring to IAPO and why they are involved in patient advoacacy.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 7th Global Patients Congress from 9-11 April. The event was more member-led than ever before and represented another step forward for the global patient movement.
At the Global Patients Congress, five IAPO members were elected to the Governing Board.
IAPO Chair Jolanta Bilinska thanks Durhane Wong-Rieger and Robert Johnstone for their time on IAPO’s Governing Board.
Once again, the global health policy elites will meet at the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva from 23 to 28 May 2016.
We say goodbye to our Policy Manager Alison Lightbourne, who has left IAPO after 18 months in the role.

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