Policy

Patient information is one of the pillars of the IAPO Declaration of patient-centred healthcare. It represents a primary vehicle for patient advocates to better engage in and contribute to healthcare more effectively. For this to happen, however, it is crucial that patients play an active role in the information process.
The International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities (ICDRA) is an annual event hosted for the benefit of the WHO Member States and their national medicines regulatory authorities (NMRAs); many non-State actors attend a pre-ICDRA conference to share their views with NMRAs. The 17th pre-ICDRA...
UK Supreme Court (UKSC) judgment in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board has closed the gap between ‘legal consent’, ‘informed consent’ and the ‘best interest’ of the patients. The full judgment, the point of law decided and the rationale for the decision (ratio decidendi) of this important case...
WHO World Health Assembly (May 2016), WHO Regional Committee Meetings (Sep-Oct 2016) and the UN General Assembly Debate (Sep 2016) had great discussions on SDG 2030, UHC and health workforce strengthening. Kawaldip Sehmi, our CEO, has assembled critical thinking on this matter of some of the '...
Dr. Matthias Wienold (IAPO Treasurer and Board Member) and Stijntje Dijk (Liaison Officer International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) ) Stijntje, whom you all met at our Global Patients Congress 2016, and I held a joint workshop at the Association for Medical Education in...
Board member Hussain Jafri reporting from the multi-stakeholder hearing of the UN General Assembly High-Level Summit on migrants and refugees 18-22 July 2016, United Nations, New York The most vulnerable patients in the world From the jungles of Central America, deserts of North Africa to the...
Corruption in the health sector can mean the difference between life and death, and the poorest people around the world are the worst affected.
A group of 18 leading biopharmaceutical companies have come together share ideas, simplify and speed up the research and development of new drugs, and improve patient experience around the globe.
Antonio Ciaglia , IAPO's Policy Manager, explores why trust must be at the centre of every doctor-patient relationship, and how this should be a core pillar of patient-centred healthcare.
A snapshot of the patient advocacy strategies and interventions first used and developed in the Castro District in San Francisco, California, USA in the 1980s. Today an enormous rainbow flag flies proudly over the Castro proclaiming its confidence, vibrancy and community spirit.

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