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22 May 2018
The Global Coalition for Circulatory Health and a diverse group of speakers and participants will come together in Geneva during the World Health Assembly on 22nd May 2018 to map out how universal health coverage can be made to work for circulatory health and for people living with hypertension...
Every year, on 31 May, WHO and its partners, including the World Heart Federation, mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day will focus on the important link between...
23 May 2018
Active Citizenship Network invites you to the XII edition of the European Patients' Rights Day that will be held on the 23rd of May (from 9.30 to 13.00) in the European Parliament. The theme of the conference is: "Therapeutic adherence: value the impact for patients and healthcare system". The aim...
26 July 2018
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway (Norad), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (...
Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda one of the speakers on the panel on Patient Empowerment in Regulation explains why improvement in medical products and pharmaceutical regulation is vital and how harmonization can be achieved. When it comes to medical products and pharmaceuticals, each country is required...
Lucy Watt, a palliative care patient advocate, explores the importance of advocacy for palliative care based on her experience as a patient living with a neuromuscular disease and intestinal failure in the perfect context of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance launching grants to support...
Kawaldip Sehmi, IAPO's CEO, explores the attempts made in the USA over the years towards Universal Health Coverage and more specifically what the present situation means in the face of the current president Donald Trump's tweet. All this is a foreshadowing of one of the sessions at the 8th Global...
FindMeCure Foundation and Chronic Pain Ireland together with the support of IAPO organized a webinar which aimed to unravel the process of mobilizing action towards helping patients living with chronic pain access treatments in development.Through an interview, Maya representing FindMeCure...
24 April 2018 to 30 April 2018
This weeks aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine - preventable diseases. This year's theme: "Protected Together: #VaccinesWork" encourages people at every level - from donors to the public- to go further in their efforts to increase...
7 March 2018
On this day, WHO is calling on world leaders to leave up to the pledges they made when they agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. This, coupled with committing to concrete steps to advance #HealthForAll. This means making efforts to ensure everyone everywhere can access essential...

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