Patient-centred healthcare

IAPO sets out the principles necessary to achieve patient-centred healthcare in our Declaration. These principles were defined and agreed by patients' organizations worldwide.

Patients share their perspectives at IAPO Congress 2016  

Our declaration

We advocate internationally with a strong patients' voice on healthcare policy, recognising that influencing international, regional and national health agendas and policies is crucial to enable patients everywhere to have access to the healthcare and treatment they need.


                  Declaration                                                               Policy Briefing                                                     


Policy briefing 2017

IAPO’s mission is to achieve patient-centred healthcare. Patient-centred healthcare identifies healthcare that is designed, organised, and practised with the patient at the centre. Patients have the right and responsibility to be meaningfully involved in health policy and decision-making at all levels. To do so, it is crucial that patient communities can rely on accurate, up-to-date information and work in collaboration with key partners in healthcare. 

Read the Policy Briefing here.


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