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St Olav’s Hospital in Norway continues to receive international acclaim and win several awards for its innovative architecture that focused on collaboration between the architects, patients and employees resulting in a new design that benefits all. The success of this hospital, continues to...
Every year since 2011, patient advocates globally have marked the start of December with Patient Solidarity Day and this year is no different. The campaign, whose theme is 'Safe Medication and Healthcare for All' will be marked on 7th December 2018. Prominent organizations across the world...
10 December 2018 to 12 December 2018
The 5th APEC Blood Safety Policy Forum will be held in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. The theme for this year’s Policy Forum is “ Raising and Converging Standards through Centers of Excellence ”. Access to a safe and sufficient supply of blood and related products and services, including...
10 October 2017
The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health...
Patients, product development partnerships and private health sector representatives call for the rapid ratification of the African Medicines Agency Treaty to speed up timelines to vaccines and medicines approval London / Geneva, 5 February 2021 - On the eve of the 34 th African Union Summit, two...
The first ever international Metrodora Awards – a celebration of women leaders in science and health improving NCD care and management Over the past few years, the number of women leaders in science and health has grown significantly. However, while there has been progress towards gender...
During the first ever virtual format of The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA), delegates adopted a landmark resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by endorsing the call for the intensification of efforts to bring the pandemic under control and for equitable access to...
Calling for global medicines regulatory coherence In light of rapid globalisation of pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing, distribution and trade, it is becoming clear that no one regulator has the capacity to regulate all the new medicines and health devices seeking authorisation...
The MedSafe app an initiative of the World Health Organization seeks to educate patients and the general public through the 5 key moments where action taken can reduce the risk of medication-related harm. Its principles encourage you to ask your health care professional important questions, keep...
Gene therapy continues to evolve with new emerging treatments finally reaching its promised potential: providing a one-time lifelong cure for even the rarest and most severe of genetic disorders. IAPO member Thalassaemia International Federation explores this topic by highlighting the significant...

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