Pain is a serious sensory threat that can affect virtually any part of the body in varying degrees. The way people experience pain differs greatly, with some tolerating it more than others. It is important to note that pain can be significantly debilitating and affect the overall quality of life. Dr. James Trapasso , Medical Director, Presbyterian Medical Group, discusses pain management and its benefits and risks.
This month’s policy briefing focuses on pain management. IAPO’s Declaration on Patient-Centred Healthcare outlines that, despite representing patients from many different disease backgrounds, the focus must be on addressing the common needs of all patient communities, regardless of their disease area.
The 2017 Patient Solidarity Day theme is: Patient empowerment.
Devex in partnership with U.S Pharmacopeia explores the global health challenges caused by poor-quality medicines and approaches to achieving quality-assured medicines in low and middle income countries. Each year, the proliferation of substandard and falsified medicines puts the lives of millions...
John Mwangi, Head Middle Africa, Regulatory Affairs & Cluster Quality, Bayer East Africa explores medicine regulation harmonisation by giving us an African perspective with insight on what is to come. Access to medicines remains a big challenge in the African continent. Among the factors that...
Samvel Azatyan, Group Lead, Regulatory Networks and Harmonisation,World Health Organization, explores medicine regulation and harmonisation highlighting the role that the WHO is playing. Access to health care and medical products is one of the fundamental human rights. WHO is committed to enhancing...
Don't just sit there, September is pain awareness month. Regardless of your priorities, the campaign can be easily adapted for use in your local and national activities. Through a global effort we can together achieve increased awareness among relevant stakeholders so that chronic pain can be recognised, effectively treated and managed.
On 4 th – 5 th July 2017, IAPO held its 3 rd African Regional Meeting. This was an opportunity for the community of IAPO’s African members to come together and call for the establishment of a patient-centric African Medicines Agency. In this respect, it was highlighted how important it is to ensure...
On 4 th - 5 th July 2017, 30 of IAPO’s member organizations and stakeholders, representing ten African countries, came together in Entebbe, Uganda, to attend our African Regional Meeting. The meeting culminated in delegates making a united call for a patient-centred African Medicines Agency (AMA),...
This year's road map for the fight against viral hepatitis continues to be led by the World Hepatitis Alliance as it aims to build on the momentum to meet the goal of eliminating hepatitis following the adoption of WHO’s global hepatitis elimination strategy in 2016 .

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