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Self-care activities are an essential component of patient-centered health care systems. The World Health Organization defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with...
15 July 2021
The goal of this webinar is to explore the role of pharmacists in advancing self-care in Africa. This will be done through an open dialogue between pharmacists themselves, doctors, regulatory professionals and policy practitioners with the aim of reducing burden on the health care systems and...
20 July 2021 to 21 July 2021
We're delighted to invite you to join the 1st virtual African Patients Congress (APC 2021) - ‘Co-creating Better Healthcare Systems’ to be held on 20 -21 July 2021. Organised by IAPO, this patient-led regional convening will bring together IAPO's African membership with a...
10 June 2021
Now in its twenty second year, World Anti-Counterfeiting day aims to raise awareness and educate the general public about the consequences of counterfeiting. Counterfeiting impacts all industries but the Covid-19 crisis has led to a surge of counterfeit and substandard products globally as...
We at IAPO are extremely delighted that Member States at the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly deliberated and agreed to take concrete action to eliminate avoidable harm in health care by adopting the first ever “Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021–2030”. This is very...
The seventy-fourth World Health Assembly (WHA74) commenced on 24 May 2021 and concluded its sessions on 31 May 2021. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the event was held virtually under the theme “ Ending this pandemic, preventing the next: building together a healthier, safer and...
25 May 2021
In the last few months, we have witnessed an increase in fake COVID-19 vaccines reports all around the globe. It is an alarming situation! The GS1 Executive Dialogues is a unique opportunity to get essential and practical information about how to successfully implement standards in the pandemic...
With the world still facing the COVID-19 pandemic and the inequities that surfaced as a result, the most vulnerable and marginalized populations are being disproportionately affected not only due to the direct effects of the pandemic and lack of access to vaccines, but also due to the disruption of...
20 April 2021 to 22 April 2021
The 2nd GS1 Healthcare Online Summit is designed to bring together healthcare stakeholders from around the globe to share their valuable experiences during a global pandemic. The agenda includes speakers from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America who will share their expertise in a...
21 April 2021 to 22 April 2021
Advancing Prevention, Survival, and Survivorship in Sepsis and COVID-19 Despite many advances, great inequities in the availability of healthcare resources and the relative attention afforded to sepsis undermine efforts to improve prevention, recognition, and management of sepsis –...

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