The seventy-fourth World Health Assembly (WHA74) commenced on 24 May 2021 and concluded its sessions on 31 May 2021. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the event was held virtually under the theme “ Ending this pandemic, preventing the next: building together a healthier, safer and...
With 1.2 billion people aged 15-24 years, the world’s youth population has a key role to play in addressing challenges related to public health, including all diseases and their determinants. The 4th Global Youth Meet (GYM) on Health is being held virtually by HRIDAY and WHO SEARO from 20-21...
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 71% of all worldwide mortality each year. Despite a wealth of knowledge that offers evidence-based expert guidance for managing illness and preventing risk, in many parts of the world whether in high-income or low-income countries, we are still...
IAPO is proud to be part of the #TeamVaccines, a global digital campaign designed to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines launched by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & associations (IFPMA). We support this campaign because we believe vaccination is not just an...
Endorse and sign the call Patients, Civil Society and Youth Organisations, Products Development Partnerships, Health and Pharmaceutical Industries, and all stakeholders who are striving to improve global public health - welcome the African Medicines Agency (AMA) Treaty made at the 32nd ordinary...
2020 was a turning point for us at IAPO, where the COVID-19 pandemic and all its lessons gave us an opportunity to review, adapt and improve our work, and more importantly strengthen the IAPO membership community. We worked hard last year to amplify the patients’ voice at various fronts -...
The 148th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board (EB) took place on 18-26 January 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland with a focus on the challenges of COVID-19, the need to strengthen health systems. The Governing Board Chair, and Governing Board Secretary were able to attend a...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that on Thursday 21st January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States and non-state actors expressed their unanimous support to the proposed Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 as a key instrument to guide patient safety improvements at all...
The International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations (IAPO) collaborated with BD–Europe to amplify the voices of patients who have been afflicted with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), sepsis, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or medication errors. As part of this Voices of Safety...
In 2020, IAPO launched the COVID-19 Response Activity Grant Scheme to support IAPO members working on the frontline to support patients during the pandemic. Through a competitive 2-stage selection process initiated via the 9 th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020) Open Call, we invited our Member...

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