International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations

International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is a global alliance representing patients of all nations across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare across the world. It works with communities of patients to get their voices heard by all involved in healthcare.

Working with partners and stakeholders

The Working with Partners and Stakeholders Toolkit outlines how patients’ organisations, both large and small, can work effectively with a range of partners and stakeholders. There are materials to assist organisations’ in developing their infrastructure and capabilities, as well as guidance on core skills and activities. Areas covered include raising disease awareness, advocacy, strategic planning, fundraising and effective communication.

Other IAPO toolkits include:


Access a range of policy statements and resources from the IAPO website including:

‘How to…’ Guides

Policy & Advocacy

The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations has outlined range of key policy issues in healthcare.