Policy

The World Health Organization (WHO) 2014 Regional Committee meetings are underway. These are to set policy, approve budgets and decide programmes of work for each of the WHO regions. IAPO representatives attended the European and Pan-American events in the past few weeks to highlight the patient...
We are in the final stages of confirming a set of principles that will underpin IAPO’s work and support member advocacy on universal health coverage (UHC). Members played a key role in drafting these principles at the IAPO Congress in March and in the months since. Delivering universal health...
IAPO Governing Board Member Eva Maria Ruiz de Castilla recently attended two UN meetings on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). An informal interactive meeting for civil society was held on 19 June 2014 to discuss progress in NCD work since 2011 and to identify priorities going forward.
IAPO member Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, along with partners, offered free hepatitis B screening and vaccination to hundreds of people at James Town – Mantse Abgona in Accra, Ghana, on 26 July 2014.
In June 2014, our Senior Policy Officer Rachel Seal-Jones spoke to new IAPO member Powerful Patient through a podcast. Powerful Patient is based in the United States and works to empower people living with chronic diseases or disabilities.
Tuesday 21st January 2014 - 134th Session of the World Health Organization's Executive Board, Geneva. IAPO delivered an intervention on Agenda Item 7.1: Follow up to the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. IAPO called on Member States to develop national action plans to ensure that progress is sustained at the national level, as well as highlighting the importance of patients being at the centre of all NCD strategies.

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