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On Wednesday 4 August 2021, the WHO Patient Safety Flagship Programme, marked the achievement of an important and historic milestone, the launch of the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 - a roadmap towards a vision of a world where no one is harmed in healthcare & all patients receive...
Theme: Safe maternal and newborn care 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...
Each year, the overuse and abuse of antibiotics leads to 700,000 deaths from drug-resistant disease, and that figure could rise to as many as 10 million annually by 2050. Though the World Health Organization adopted a global action plan on what the global health community often calls the “...
4 August 2021
The WHO Patient Safety flagship is organizing a public event to launch and introduce the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 to all stakeholders. This global action plan aspires for “a world in which no one is harmed in health care, and every patient receives safe and respectful care...
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...

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