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Inspired by this year’s theme of patient empowerment through knowledge, Ataxia & Me, the Portuguese Association for Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation ( APCDG ) and others decided to launch a challenge to a group of patients, patient associations and artists : “What if all of us united and...
By "Fight the Fakes" One in ten medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to latest WHO figures. It is estimated that somewhere between 72,000 and 169,000 children may die each year from pneumonia due to substandard and falsified...
The Stop TB Partnership has launched its TB REACH initiative’s sixth wave of funding for innovative and out of the box ideas, strategies, initiatives, and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to...
On 15-17 September 2017, Migdalia Denis, IAPO board member and President and Founder of Pulmonary Hypertension Latin Society, presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s (ISPOR) second plenary session, The Voice of the Patient, at its 6th Latin America...
Patient Information Forum has held a series of conversations with long-term condition patients to understand their experiences of being provided with health information, and what opportunities exist to improve how information can support and empower them. From the conversations, the following key points have been identified;
Devex in partnership with U.S Pharmacopeia explores the global health challenges caused by poor-quality medicines and approaches to achieving quality-assured medicines in low and middle income countries. Each year, the proliferation of substandard and falsified medicines puts the lives of millions...
John Mwangi, Head Middle Africa, Regulatory Affairs & Cluster Quality, Bayer East Africa explores medicine regulation harmonisation by giving us an African perspective with insight on what is to come. Access to medicines remains a big challenge in the African continent. Among the factors that...
Rwanda has launched a drone delivery network to transport vital blood supplies to far-flung areas of the country. Through a partnership with the Government of Rwanda, Zipline, a Silicon Valley Start-up will deliver all blood products for twenty hospitals and health centers starting this summer,...
Whoever wins the Director-Generalship of the World Health Organization (WHO) faces the twin challenge of not only revamping global public health but also promoting patient-centred healthcare. While candidates are promising leadership and bold change, improving the lives of patients from all around...
70 key healthcare individuals from across Latin America met in Panama this week to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing patients today.

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