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 .
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.
Tomorrow, the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (WHO GCM/NCDs) is launching a Virtual Global Discussion Forum on NCDs and they want to hear your views.