This August brings a number of significant changes to the IAPO Governing Board. We thank our departing Chair and two Board Members and welcome our new Chair and two other additions to the Board.
Each month we will be interviewing an IAPO member in six short questions. They will be featured in our newsletter and the website. Our featured member of the month is Penney Cowan from American Chronic Pain Association ​. Penney answered a few questions for us.
Alison Lightbourne, IAPO Policy Manager, explores the risks of looking at health problems with a narrow focus and the impact this can have on the lives of patients.
Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO CEO, explores the importance of patient-centred guidelines during Ramadan.
In support of the 'SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands' campaign on 5 May and ten years of the 'WHO Clean Care is Safer Care' programme, the 2nd WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework Global Survey was launched on 1 June 2015 and will be open until 10 September 2015.
IAPO member CHEN Patient Fertility Association, based in Israel, recently held a football tournament to raise awareness about infertility.
Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO's Chief Executive Officer, explores the importance of naming diseases and conditions in a patient-centred way.
The World Health Assembly (WHA) was held last week in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Palais des Nations, a fitting venue for such a large-scale gathering that brings together people from around the world representing countries, non-governmental groups, commercial and professional interests.
We will be building on our existing biosimilar work by taking part in the BIO International Convention in Philadelphia from 15-18 June.
We are pleased to announce our new Governing Board members and recap on our Annual General Meeting held in May 2015.