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16 September 2020 to 17 September 2020
In light of current circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of participants, we have made the difficult but inevitable decision to postpone the 9th Global Patients Congress to a virtual event on 16 -17 September 2020, under the theme of 'Co-creation in Innovative...
Article by the International Self-Care Foundation The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has illustrated the importance of self-care – in good hygiene practices such as handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and the use of facemasks. Self-care is also central to mutual risk reduction through...
Judy Stenmark, Director General of The Global Self-Care Federation (GSCF), shares her thoughts on the recent disruption to healthcare systems globally. She emphasizes that this is the start of a greater focus on self-care, as we explore new ways to meet patient needs. July 24th marks the 10th...
3 December 2020 to 4 December 2020
Patient Leadership in Health Systems Strengthening IAPO’s Asia-Pacific Patients Congress is our regional event which brings together the objectives of the Global Patients to the Asia-Pacific region. The Congress aims to bring together patient experts and health stakeholders including...
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,...

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