We are delighted with the Patient Solidarity Day achievements this year. We had the highest number of supporters since the campaign began in 2011, with patient advocates from all over the world holding activities to mark the day. At least 175 organizations from 48 countries came together in...
On 25 September 2015, the leaders of the 193 United Nations (UN) Member Countries endorsed a resolution outlining an ambitious set of goals and targets to be fulfilled by 2030. Amongst these targets featured universal health coverage (UHC) for all (Goal 3, Target 3.8). IAPO believes that adequate...
Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Coordinator, Health Information For All (HIFA) discusses patient empowerment through knowledge. Patients, health workers and everyone who in one way or another is a stakeholder in the health sector need access to timely, reliable healthcare information to maintain the highest...
On Saturday, 2nd December, patient advocates from across the world will rally together to mark the annual Patient Solidarity Day. As a movement, we will be standing united in recognition of the significant need for and benefit of, empowered and informed patients. We believe that patient empowerment...
Mark-John Clifford, Co-Founder of the blog Health in the Laugh Lane , relieves his journey on how he became more empowered as patient. I believe I can trace my start as an empowered patient to when my parents were involved with my treatment as a child for polio. I don’t remember everything in the...
In the time leading up to and on the actual day of the Patient Solidarity Campaign day, send us your photographs that best capture the patient empowerment experience from your perspective. By doing this you enter our PSD 2017 photo competition that gives you the chance to be the Patient Solidarity...
Isabel Saraiva chair of the European Lung Foundation discusses what effective patient involvement is. I recently started my three year term as chair of the European Lung Foundation (ELF), an organisation that brings together patients, the public with respiratory healthcare professionals to...
In the run up to this year’s Patient Solidarity Day, this month’s policy briefing further explores the theme of patient empowerment, this time focusing on the role of patient empowerment when patients participate in research. For truly patient-centred healthcare, patients must be empowered to have...
The Stop TB Partnership has launched its TB REACH initiative’s sixth wave of funding for innovative and out of the box ideas, strategies, initiatives, and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to...
Call for patients to be recognised as key partners in the African Medicines Agency (AMA) On 4th – 5th July 2017, the International Alliance of Patient Organizations (IAPO) and the Uganda Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (UAPO) held the African Regional Meeting in Entebbe, Uganda, under the theme...

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