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19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019
The Sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa will take place in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, from 19 to 23 August 2019. The Regional Committee, comprising health ministers from the 47 countries in the Region, is the Governing Body of WHO in the African Region. Related...
14 October 2019 to 17 October 2019
The Sixty-sixth session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is scheduled to take place in Parsian Azadi Hotel, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 October 2019, inclusive.
IAPO CEO Kawaldip Sehmi was recently featured on the Global Health Matters blog as well as Health Policy Watch where he gives a review of the recently published Essential Medicines List Selection profiling the patient voice. We are pleased to be invited to contribute to these publications which...
On 9 th July 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the updated Essential Medicines List (EML) 2019. What is it? It’s a guidance document from the WHO that helps countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available, accessible and affordable throughout...
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...

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