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9 March 2021 to 11 March 2021
The establishment of a WHO Global Diabetes Compact (GDC) presents an opportunity to institutionalize meaningful engagement of people living with diabetes (PLWD) from the early stages of development of the initiative. With the intention of engaging PLWD as co-creators in the development and...
Update: The call remains open for organizations to endorse and sign. Please email us at: info@iapo.org.uk Patients, Civil Society and Youth Organisations, Products Development Partnerships, Health and Pharmaceutical Industries, and all stakeholders who are striving to improve global public health...
4 February 2021
Thursday 4 February 2021 at 13:00 CET About People living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) are at the heart of a deadly burden which causes 82% of premature deaths in low-and middle-income (LMIC) countries. PLWNCDs, their healthcare providers and the communities they serve have a first-hand knowledge on how...
The 148th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board (EB) took place on 18-26 January 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland with a focus on the challenges of COVID-19, the need to strengthen health systems. The Governing Board Chair, and Governing Board Secretary were able to attend a...
4 February 2021
Join IDF next week on Thursday 4 February 2021, 12:00 p.m. CET for a virtual launch of their new guide for Diabetes Epidemiology Studies. The guide is intended to help researchers conduct proficient and high-quality diabetes epidemiological studies and help inform future diabetes and health service...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that on Thursday 21st January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States and non-state actors expressed their unanimous support to the proposed Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 as a key instrument to guide patient safety improvements at all...
The International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations (IAPO) collaborated with BD–Europe to amplify the voices of patients who have been afflicted with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), sepsis, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or medication errors. As part of this Voices of Safety...
4 February 2021
World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we're working together to reimagine a world where millions...
The 2nd Asia Pacific Patients Congress was held as IAPO’s second fully digital congress on 3-4 December 2020 with over 3000 registered from 66 countries with 298 patient groups, who attended 20 sessions with 66 speakers from 16 countries. Patient groups and thousands of attendees drew...
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a natural process of pathogens’ adaptation to the drugs we use to kill them, which should normally have a slow evolution-like pace. Our inappropriate use of common antibiotics, antiviral agents and other drugs on all fronts of human and animal health...

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