In October 2014, IAPO Policy Manager Alison Lightbourne attended a meeting to discuss health technology assessment (HTA) and how it will help or limit patient access to new medicines and treatment. HTA is quickly evolving into a global issue and is now featured within the World Health Organisation...
Over the past few months, we have been working with the International Hospital Federation to create a special edition of, 'World Hospitals and Health Services: The Official Journal of the International Hospital Federation'. The journal features eight examples of patient engagement in...
Save the date: 6 December 2014! High quality, equitable and affordable healthcare; nothing more than a dream for so many people around the world. This needs to change. We have all been a patient at some point in our lives, or cared for one. It’s time to stand together in solidarity to call...
Jolanta Bilinska, IAPO Chair Elect, and Evgenia Starkova, from IAPO member Together Against Cancer, attended the WHO Regional Committee meeting for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark from 15 to 18 September 2014. In what ways did you represent IAPO at your WHO Regional Committee? We shared two...
The World Health Organization (WHO) 2014 Regional Committee meetings are underway. These are to set policy, approve budgets and decide programmes of work for each of the WHO regions. IAPO representatives attended the European and Pan-American events in the past few weeks to highlight the patient...
“Betty Davis said famously ‘old age is no place for sissies’ and wow, was she correct.” Angela Rippon’s opening remarks at the launch of the World Alzheimer Report 2014 by IAPO member Alzheimer’s Disease International ( ADI ) set the tone for a detailed...
Each month we will be interviewing an IAPO member in six short questions. Our featured member of the month is Andrew Spiegel, the Executive Director of The Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA).
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...

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