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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...
The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General declared COVID-19 a pandemic. COVID-19 is no longer a small outbreak affecting a few patients and local communities, nor is it a national epidemic affecting a few countries. It is now a true global pandemic affecting every community and country...
Since January 2020, the Board of Trustees and the GPC 2020 Programme Committee has been closely monitoring the health and travel advice issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health England, Chief Medical Officer Scotland and the European Commission on the unfolding COVID-19 crisis...
We are delighted that so many patient advocates have registered to join us at our 9th Global Patients Congress. Registration is still OPEN for all! The theme Innovative healthcare: co-planning, co-designing & co-delivery celebrates how patient engagement and co-creation continues to be...
The IAPO 9th Global Patients Congress programme has been designed to educate, inspire and motivate our global memmbership and high level health care stakeholders from across the world. You only have just a few short days to book your early bird tickets with the deadline of the 28th February fast...

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