The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) presents Tools For Change, a three-part webinar series aimed at educating and up skilling viewers on various aspects of advocacy and the tools needed to effectively lobby for change.
World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and educating about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
On 29 February 2016, people living with or affected by a rare disease, patient organizations, politicians, carers, medical professionals, researchers and industry will come together to celebrate the ninth annual Rare Disease Day.
Technological advances in scientific research have placed us in a universe of knowledge that today allows us to speak of more than 8,000 rare diseases (EPOF) that affect 8% of the world population, as determined by WHO. However, governments are not following at the same pace, causing a gap between knowledge of treatment and access to treatment.
They say that in the past, governments avoided international scrutiny of their national health policies by evoking sovereignty as a defence. Things have changed over the last fifteen years as global health governance starts taking root.