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.

Patient Solidarity Day 2019

On Friday 6th December 2019, health stakeholders from all over the world will stand together, united in a celebration of Patient Solidarity Day (PSD). This will be the seventh year running that we have joined hands to mark the Day. On PSD 2019, IAPO members, patients, various healthcare organizations, policy-makers, academia, institutions, industry and other stakeholders will come together to call for acceleration of safe patient-centred universal health coverage. 

The theme, 'Acceleration for Safe Patient-Centred Universal Health Coverage', will allow us to rally around a key tenet of IAPO’s Patient-centred Healthcare Declaration, that patients must have access to safe, quality and appropriate treatments as warranted by their conditions.  

Follow and join the buzz on social media - #PSD2019

Stay tuned for more resources to help you call for safe patient centred universal health coverage.


Past PSD themes

2014 - One voice. United. Universal.

2015 - Healthcare is a human right

2016 - Leave no-one behind: Sustainable patient-centred universal health coverage by 2030 

2017 - Globally Empowered Patients: Power through Knowledge

2018 - Safe Medication and Healthcare for All