Patient Solidarity Day takes place each December. Thousands of people from around the world rally around one key issue facing patients and raise awareness by hosting events and showing support for the Day.

We're looking forward to sharing more information with you on the theme for 2018 in the coming months. In the meantime, find out more about our calls to action in 2017 when we focused on the significant need for, and benefit of, empowered and informed patients.

This year, we want to maintain our strong social media presence whilst also encouraging you to host more face-to-face activities and events. 


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2017 theme

On Saturday 2nd December 2017, patient advocates and stakeholders from all seven world regions will stand together, united in a celebration of Patient Solidarity Day. This will be the seventh year that patients have joined hands to mark the Day. In December, we will use the opportunity to raise awareness of the significant need for, and benefit of, empowered and informed patients. 

The theme, ‘Globally Empowered Patients: Power through Knowledge’, will allow us to rally around a key tenet of IAPO’s Patient-centred Healthcare Declaration, that patients have the information that allows them to participate as equal partners in health policy-making at all levels.

Follow and join the buzz on social media - #PSD2017