Wednesday 1 October 2014 Media alert for immediate release The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) thanks Ms Jo Groves for her dedicated service as Chief Executive Officer after ten successful years with the organization. Ms Groves has resigned from the position in order to take up new challenges.
We are in the final stages of confirming a set of principles that will underpin IAPO’s work and support member advocacy on universal health coverage (UHC). Members played a key role in drafting these principles at the IAPO Congress in March and in the months since. Delivering universal health...
IAPO Governing Board member Eva Maria Ruiz de Castilla attended the 16th International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2014, and a pre-conference on 'Ensuring Quality and Safety of Biosimilars for Patients Worldwide'. Eva Maria spoke during a plenary...
Each month we will be interviewing an IAPO member in six short questions. Our featured member of the month is Dr Sunil Prakash, who works with Consumers' Forum in India.
In August 2014, we held our fourth regional meeting in Latin America to coincide with the 16th International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting report is now available.
There was widespread consensus that drug regulators and patient groups need to work more closely together in Latin America at a multi-stakeholder seminar held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday.
IAPO Governing Board Member Eva Maria Ruiz de Castilla recently attended two UN meetings on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). An informal interactive meeting for civil society was held on 19 June 2014 to discuss progress in NCD work since 2011 and to identify priorities going forward.
What if we could build a system of patient-centered cancer care with all the innovations we could possibly imagine? Contributed by Rebekkah Schear, Program Manager, the LIVESTRONG Foundation (IAPO member).
Each month we will be interviewing an IAPO member in six short questions. Our featured member of the month is Joshua Wamboga, who works with The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) in Uganda. Joshua is joining our Governing Board this month, and took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions.
IAPO member Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, along with partners, offered free hepatitis B screening and vaccination to hundreds of people at James Town – Mantse Abgona in Accra, Ghana, on 26 July 2014.

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