The Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA) is a proud member of IAPO and supporter of Patient Solidarity Day. The GCCA is the only international nonprofit patient organization dedicated to colorectal cancer. The vision of the GCCA is to create a global community in which people around the world can...
By "Fight the Fakes" One in ten medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to latest WHO figures. It is estimated that somewhere between 72,000 and 169,000 children may die each year from pneumonia due to substandard and falsified...
Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Coordinator, Health Information For All (HIFA) discusses patient empowerment through knowledge. Patients, health workers and everyone who in one way or another is a stakeholder in the health sector need access to timely, reliable healthcare information to maintain the highest...
On Saturday, 2nd December, patient advocates from across the world will rally together to mark the annual Patient Solidarity Day. As a movement, we will be standing united in recognition of the significant need for and benefit of, empowered and informed patients. We believe that patient empowerment...
Mark-John Clifford, Co-Founder of the blog Health in the Laugh Lane , relieves his journey on how he became more empowered as patient. I believe I can trace my start as an empowered patient to when my parents were involved with my treatment as a child for polio. I don’t remember everything in the...
In the time leading up to and on the actual day of the Patient Solidarity Campaign day, send us your photographs that best capture the patient empowerment experience from your perspective. By doing this you enter our PSD 2017 photo competition that gives you the chance to be the Patient Solidarity...
Isabel Saraiva chair of the European Lung Foundation discusses what effective patient involvement is. I recently started my three year term as chair of the European Lung Foundation (ELF), an organisation that brings together patients, the public with respiratory healthcare professionals to...
The Stop TB Partnership has launched its TB REACH initiative’s sixth wave of funding for innovative and out of the box ideas, strategies, initiatives, and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to...
Call for patients to be recognised as key partners in the African Medicines Agency (AMA) On 4th – 5th July 2017, the International Alliance of Patient Organizations (IAPO) and the Uganda Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (UAPO) held the African Regional Meeting in Entebbe, Uganda, under the theme...
On 15-17 September 2017, Migdalia Denis, IAPO board member and President and Founder of Pulmonary Hypertension Latin Society, presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s (ISPOR) second plenary session, The Voice of the Patient, at its 6th Latin America...

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