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25 June 2019
In partnership with Novartis, St. Luke’s Medical Center, International Federation of Psoriasis Association, Cancer Coalition Philippines, and Asian Institute of Management we will be co-hosting the 1st Asia Patient Innovation Summit (APIS). The summit is the product of a coalition of...
20 June 2019
In recognition of the scale of avoidable harm linked with unsafe medication practices and medication errors, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the third Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm in 2017. The goal was and still is to reduce severe, avoidable medication-...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that on Friday 24 th May 2019 the World Health Organization( WHO) Member States from all 194 countries endorsed the establishment of a World Patient Safety Day to be marked annually on 17 September and officially including it on WHO list of health dates. This is...
27 June 2019 to 1 July 2019
Hosted by the Singapore Nurses Association, this international gathering of thousands of nurses will explore the many ways in which nurses work to achieve universal access to health, not only providing health care but also addressing the social determinants of health, such as education, gender...
20 May 2019 to 28 May 2019
The Seventy-second World Health Assembly will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 20 to 28 May 2019. The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of WHO and is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States. The WHA focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive...
After more than a decade of steady progress in fighting malaria, progress seems to be stalling. According to the World Health Organization’s latest World malaria report, no significant gains have been made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. 2019 is therefore a critical year...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board (EB), deliberated on the agenda item ‘Global Action on Patient Safety’ and adopted the Executive Board Resolution ‘ Global Action on Patient Safety’ on 31 January 2019 including the...
The European Medicines Verification Organisation, an IAPO partner through the Fight the Fakes campaign launched the world’s first digital verification system covering the medicines supply chain across Europe that promises greater security against falsified medicines. The launch of the world...
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy (ASOP EU) is on a mission to create and promote an environment that enables patients to safely buy their medicines online in a space permitted by law. Mike Isles, Executive Director ASOP EU explores this further. The manufacture and distribution of fake...
Patient Solidarity Day 2018 has come and gone and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Our goal this year was to elevate the momentum in the conversation around Safe healthcare and we are excited to see patient safety continue to receive global prioritisation and look forward to...

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