We are asking for everyone within IAPO’s network to send us suggested topics for the Patient Solidarity Day 2017 theme.
2016 was a great year for IAPO and our community of members and collaborators! In April 2016, we held the 7th Global Patient Congress which was attended by 136 delegates from different backgrounds. In December 2016, patients from all over the world came together to celebrate Patient Solidarity Day...
The World Health Organization’s Executive Board (WHO EB) met for its 140 th Session during the week commencing 23 rd January 2017. Sophie Andersson, the Executive Director of our member the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), attended this Session. She shared her experience...
The WHO Western Pacific Region (WHO WPR ) held its first technical advisory group on universal health coverage 12-14 December 2016 in Manila Philippines. This meeting was attended by many State and non-State actors in the Region. IAPO was represented by our member Josef De Guzman, President of Psoriasis Philippines.
In November 2016, Anna Oliva from Acción Psoriasis, the Spanish Association of Patients of Psoriasis and Arthritis Psoriatic, had the opportunity to participate in the European He althcare Industry Training: Compliance Certification Program. In this article, she shared her experience and insight with us.
This year our Christmas and New Year’s Card featured the mythical Fire-Fox; a symbol of good health and prosperity in the Suomi Tribes (Lapland Finland). After it went public, we were contacted by many patient organizations who wanted to share their own regional and national totem animal stories...
New Year is a great time for change and growth. Nittita Prasopa-Plaizier, our designated technical officer (DTO) for the WHO-IAPO official relationship, will move on to bigger and better things in 2017. Many of you met Nittita at our Global Patient Congress in April 2016. Nittita was the Programme...
On 1 st January 2017, a new era begins at the United Nations. Mr. António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will become the next UN Secretary General, replacing Ban Ki-moon. http://bit.ly/2hhWEpq Mr. Guterres was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and the UN High...
On Saturday 3 December, a global patient movement will rally together on Patient Solidarity Day in a united call for patient-centred universal health coverage for all by 2030. Around 200 leading patient organizations across the world are expected to join forces on Saturday to hold governments and...
The International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities (ICDRA) is an annual event hosted for the benefit of the WHO Member States and their national medicines regulatory authorities (NMRAs); many non-State actors attend a pre-ICDRA conference to share their views with NMRAs. The 17th pre-ICDRA...

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