Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO CEO, explores medicine regulation in Latin America to develop national capacity within medicines regulatory authorities to approve medicines in a timely manner and to ensure acceptable quality, safety and efficacy standards within their borders.
This month’s policy briefing focuses on patient safety. Patient safety is strongly connected with the second key theme of the IAPO 2017 engagement and empowerment plan: access. On the one hand, patient safety represents in itself one of the basic features of patient-centred healthcare. On the other...
The long wait is over: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the World Health Organization’s new director-general by the World Health Assembly. The former minister of health of Ethiopia beat two other finalists in the race — the U.K.’s David Nabarro and Pakistan’s Sania Nishtar — with a...
Rwanda has launched a drone delivery network to transport vital blood supplies to far-flung areas of the country. Through a partnership with the Government of Rwanda, Zipline, a Silicon Valley Start-up will deliver all blood products for twenty hospitals and health centers starting this summer,...
When Roberta Alves Silva of Belo Horizonte, Brazil was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 14 years old, she spent years trying to understand and control her disease before using an insulin pump. But it took attending a camp for kids with diabetes to transform her life. “Being a part of the Colonia...
On 4 th – 5 th July, IAPO’s member organizations in Africa will be coming together to address the next steps forward for joined-up healthcare across the continent.
The week long hard intense debates on global health at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva came to an end on 31 st May 2017. The slow slog of the debates inside the Assembly Hall was a contrast to fast-paced side-events and discussions being held by non-State Actors. Issues were not just...
This month’s policy briefing focuses on patient involvement in health technology assessment (HTA). This topic features within the second key theme of the IAPO 2017 engagement and empowerment plan : access. There is a crucial connection between access and HTA. In fact, to be truly valuable, access...
Dr. Matthias Wienold , our board member and Treasurer, attended the high profile 2nd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn in March 2017 and reports back on the launch of the 3rd Global Patients Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm. IAPO and its members will support this campaign over the coming years.
We are pleased to announce the side-events that we are co-hosting at the 70th World Health Assembly, taking place from 22-31 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Biotherapeutics & the next 70 years: Delivering on their potential for patients globally Date: 23 May 2017 Time: 12:00-14:00hrs Location...

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