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On 4 th – 5 th July, IAPO’s member organizations in Africa will be coming together to address the next steps forward for joined-up healthcare across the continent.
We are pleased to announce the side-events that we are co-hosting at the 70th World Health Assembly, taking place from 22-31 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Biotherapeutics & the next 70 years: Delivering on their potential for patients globally Date: 23 May 2017 Time: 12:00-14:00hrs Location...
By Joshua Wamboga, IAPO Chair-Elect I am delighted that the Uganda Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (UAPO) will be co-hosting the key upcoming regional meeting for the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations' (IAPO) members in Africa. The meeting which will take place in Uganda, 4-5​...
Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO CEO, explores World No Tobacco Day marked every year on 30th May 2017.
5 May 2017
Hand hygiene in healthcare is the driving force behind SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands ​ campaign promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) . Healthcare associated infections are still a plague affecting millions of victims who come to hospitals to be cured without realizing hospitals may also...
We are pleased to announce that our side event " safety for the multi-transfused patients” has been confirmed to take place on Friday 26 May 2017 at the 70th World Health Assembly. Linked to WHA70 agenda item of “Principles for global consensus on the donation and management of blood, blood...
At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2016, IAPO raised the issue of access to health services by chronically ill refugees, migrants and internally displaced people. This issue will be revisited during the forthcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland from 22-27 May, 2017.
IAPO will take on the management of the Patient Research Exchange (PRE) platform from Novartis. This is in effort to allow IAPO member organizations to fully engage with the pharmaceutical industry through research and ‘be the change they wish to see in the pharmaceutical world!’ The Patient...
IAPO is proposing to hold four side-events with various partners this year to celebrate WHO’s contributions made over 70 years towards eradication and controlling diseases, and more importantly, marking the great contribution made by WHO in promoting patient-centred health care and improving evidence based medicine through research, policy development, technical assistance and diplomatic advocacy. The side-events will also trigger the start of patient engagement in the long march towards achieving patient-centred universal health coverage by all Member States by 2030.
Without transparent and accountable health systems, patients are less able to take the proactive role that is needed for patient-centred care to be achieved. National procurement and drug pricing systems that lack robust monitoring mechanisms can become open to corruption and exploitation, posing a...

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