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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...
We are pleased to announce that the overall winner of our Patient Solidarity Day 2018 photo competition is Uganda Alliance of Patients Organizations (UAPO) Congratulations,UAPO! UAPO was successful in submitting a photo that majority of the criteria set out in the photo competition here. For their...
Patient Safety Movement (PSM) a non-profit organization committed to eliminating the more than 4,800,000 preventable deaths that occur in hospitals across the world every year joined us in marking PSD2018. They do this through encouraging hospitals to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (...
Dan Costigan, Senior Director Strategic Communications at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute shares the outcomes of the Canadian Patient Safety Week, which aimed at engaging the general public, health providers and leaders in making patient safety a priority in Canada. This year, Canadian...
Led by IAPO member, International Diabetes Federation, World Diabetes Day celebrated on 14 November every year, unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. Its theme for 2018 is Family and Diabetes in recognition of the support a person...
Patient Solidarity Day (PSD) 2018 is less than a month away and everyone’s contribution can really make a difference towards ensuring Safe Medication and Healthcare for All. Activities are already in place to mark the day. Click here to view the global list of Events & Activities . Once...

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