The 152nd Session of the WHO Executive Board
The 152nd session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization has concluded at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Executive Board covered a number of important healthcare issues concerning patients worldwide, these included issues such as health emergencies, including in Ukraine, Turkiye and Syria. The earthquake at Turkiye and Syria happened during the Executive Board meeting and WHO immediately established incident management teams in the affected areas and activated its network of emergency medical teams to provide care for people who were critically injured. Moreover, a report detailing the health situation …. Read More
1st World Patients Conference
15 – 16 Oct 2022 Rome, Italy
The 1st World Patients Conference brought together patient leaders from all over the world to the beautiful city of Rome from 15 – 16 Oct 2022. Delegates from over 101 countries participated in the conference, which included global patients advocates, patient advocacy organizations leaders, patients and caregivers, healthcare stakeholders, healthcare regulators, industry, researchers and scientists. The theme of this hybrid conference was “New Normal, New Challenges for Patients”. The healthcare has changed a lot since …. Read More
Meet the new WPA Advisory Board, representing all WHO world regions. The WPA Advisory Board comprises of leading patients advocates, which have been elected by the WPA members during the 1st World Patients Conference at Rome from 15 – 16 Oct 2022 …. Read More
World Patient Safety Day 2022
WPA organized the world largest campaign on the World Patients Safety Day (WPSD) with over 400 evenest globally. WPSD is observed globally on 17th Sept every year. The theme of WPSD 2022 was “Medication Safety”, slogan was “Medication Without Harm” and the key action areas were high-risk situations, transitions of care, and polypharmacy. Medication harm accounts for 50% of the overall preventable harm in medical care….. Read More
WPSD 2022 Webinar
The WPA held a global webinar “Patient Engagement in Medication Safety,” or what patients can do to help keep themselves safe while using medications. This was in keeping with the 2022 World Patient Safety Day theme “Medication without Harm” and the long-running WHO global patient safety challenge on medication safety …. Read More
Video launched in English & Spanish Languages
Everyone especially patients have a key role to play in ensuring medication safety. WPA launched this video for patients and patients’ organizations globally providing them an introduction to medication safety, how to take medicines correctly, the side effects of medicines and how patients can improve medication safety at their homes and communities.
WPA Membership Survey 2022 Results
We thank our members for making WPA the leading global voice of patients worldwide. WPA membership comprise of more than 401 patient organizations from 116 countries, making it the largest international umbrella patients’ organization that is working across all disease areas and in all regions of the world. To best serve our members, WPA conducts a brief membership survey annually to help us understand members’ current needs. This helps survey helps us in designing the yearly activities according to these needs and wants of our member. The WPA has launched Membership Survey 2023.
All members are requested to complete the online Membership Survey 2023.
WPA and ISQua Collaborative Workshop
Patient Safety Summit 2023
The 5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety 2023 is being held from 23-24 February 2023 at Montreux, Switzerland. The Summit will bring together ministers, high-level representatives, experts and patients advocates from all over the world, thus reviving the strong momentum created by the previous Summits. For more information, please click here.