Bladder problems are not an inevitable part of aging. Find out more during World Continence Awareness Week, 20-26 June 2016.
We will be welcoming Androulla Eleftheriou, Executive Director of Thalassaemia International Federation, to our Governing Board in August 2016. Androulla answered a few questions about her work, what she brings to IAPO and why she is involved in patient advocacy work.
We will be welcoming Andrew Spiegel, Executive Director of Global Colon Cancer Association, to our Governing Board in August 2016. Andrew answered a few questions about his work, what he brings to IAPO and why he is involved in patient advocacy work.
We are really pleased to introduce Androulla ​ Eleftheriou and Andrew Spiegel, two of our new Governing Board members, who will begin their terms in August 2016. Both answered a few questions about their work, what they will bring to IAPO and why they are involved in patient advoacacy.
20 June 2016
World Continence Week takes place 20-26 June 2016.
At the Global Patients Congress, five IAPO members were elected to the Governing Board.
10 March 2016 will see the eleventh World Kidney Day take place. This year’s theme is ‘Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!’ The day will focus on improving education, facilitating early detection and ensuring that throughout an individual’s life – starting at birth – everyone is well equipped to combat and manage kidney disease.
From 4-6 February 2016, EFCCA (the European Crohn´s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations) together with GAfPA (Global Alliance for Patient Access), organised an advocacy workshop on patient safety in Barcelona that gathered over 60 patient representatives from a wide range of immune modulate disease groups and other organizations .
Excerpts from the 'Presidential New Year Message 2016', by Gabriel Ivbijaro MBE JP, President of the World Federation for Mental Health.
IAPO members CHAIN (the Community Health and Information Network) and UAPO (the Uganda Alliance of Patient Organizations) worked with the WHO (World Health Organization) to hold Uganda’s first Patients for Patient Safety workshop in November 2015.


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