We welcome Ellos Ellard Lodzeni, Patron and Founder Trustee of Patient and Community Welfare Foundation of Malawi, to our Governing Board starting from August 2018. Ellos answered a few questions about his work, what he brings to IAPO and why he is involved in patient advocacy work. Why are you...
As we approach September, Penney Cowan, IAPO Chair and Founder of the American Chronic Pain Association, calls on the community of people with pain and those who care for them, to start building the momentum of the campaign which aims to draw attention to the need for better understanding of what a...
The World Health Organization (WHO) invites you to participate in an online survey contributing towards the development of a normative guidance around self-initiated interventions for sexual reproductive health. In this article, Katthyana Aparicio, Programme Officer in the Department of Service...
Evelyn de Aguirre of Psoriasis New Life El Salvador shares her organization’s experience in their advocacy for people with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in El Salvador which has culminated in a working alliance between them and the Ministry of Health of El Salvador. Psoriasis New Life El...
We welcome Karen Alparce-Villanueva, Vice-President of the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) and founder of Rare Cancers Philippines, to our Governing Board starting from August 2018. Karen answered a few questions about her work, what she brings to IAPO and why she is involved in...
Sheila Regina de Vasconcellos – Bakken Invitation Honoree 2015 and a patient living with Diabetes - explores the way forward for the fight against Diabetes after attending the 8th Global Patients Congress. Coming from Brazil, a country where resources are lacking and where there are few diabetes...
Cathy Trzaskawka, Head of Global Advocacy at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), breaks down some of the lessons learnt at the 8th Global Patients Congress. I just recently attended my first ever IAPO Global Patients Congress in Miami. As an industry representative, and the industry partner helping to...
At IAPO's Annual General Meeting at the 8th Global Patients Congress in Miami, 24 -26 May, three IAPO members were elected to the Governing Board. New Governing Board Members - Karen Alparce-Villanueva, Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) - Ellos Ellard Lodzeni, Patient and...
Each year, the Medtronic Foundation’s Bakken Invitation recognizes inspirational patients whose lives have been impacted by medical technology and who use their “extra life” to give back to others. Named after Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, the Bakken Invitation brings together patients who “...
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 24 th May, Miami – Fight the Fakes is proud to announce that the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is joining as the campaign’s 36 th partner. By signing up to join Fight the Fakes , IAPO will support awareness raising about fake medicines generally,...

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