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International Self-Care Day (ISD), on 24 July each year, provides a focus and opportunity to raise the profile of healthy lifestyle self-care programmes around the world. ISD is a device developed by the International Self-Care Foundation to promote self-care as a vital foundation of health and has...
As the world still suffers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with the global death toll surpassing 500,000 deaths we are also challenged to think about the 700,000 patients that die each and every year due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR threatens decades of medical progress as...
In preparation for World Patient Safety Day (17 September 2020 ), IAPO is gathering material for a storytelling campaign on patients’ experiences related to healthcare systems safety, including health services, medicines and devices. We are looking for stories from patients and patient carers...
WHO’s ad-hoc consultation on managing the COVID-19 infodemic Whilst we continue working towards slowing the spread of COVID-19, a global epidemic of misinformation continues to spread rapidly through social media platforms and other outlets posing a serious problem for public health. “...
As the world turns towards ending the lockdowns, thoughts and considerations around how the restrictions can safely be lifted abound. In line with our vision of a world where patients’ perspectives are heard and healthcare is designed, organised, and practised with the patient at the centre,...
31 May 2020
This year, the WHO campaign for World No Tobacco Day on 31 May is 'Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use'. The campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by tobacco industries. It calls on all young people to join...
10 June 2020
This will be a session on global patient advocacy at the BIO International Covention. It will highlight successful industry and patient advocacy collaborations around the globe in the past year and examine how the global patient advocacy community can build upon those successes to create a new...
As of 11 May 2020, the World Health Organization reports that there are currently 8 candidate vaccines in clinical evaluation and 102 candidate vaccines in preclinical evaluation. Considering the lengthy vaccine development process which typically spans between 5 to 7 years, the speed and urgency...
Geneva, March 17, 2020 - The International Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations ( IFPMA ) and the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) announce the launch of an advisory Note for Guidance for IFPMA member companies and associations worldwide on best...

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