Spring is in the air and IPOPI did not hibernate during the winter season! This year, IPOPI is committed to continue the numerous projects and campaigns started in 2012. However 2013 is also a year of new challenges and exciting projects.
1st International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress
Current status of newborn screening and treatments for primary immunodeficiency was the theme of the 2nd JMF Centres Network Newborn Screening Meeting held in Zurich on 27 and 28 February.
IPOPI on Twitter
IPOPI is now on Twitter
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Final Countdown to the 3rd World PI Week!
The Final countdown to the third edition of the World Primary Immunodeficiencies Week has started!
IPOPI attends Rare diseases day events
Johan Prévot participated in the Eurordis policy meeting on the transparency directive and the annual rare diseases Black pearl Gala dinner held in Brussels on 26 February 2013.
New set of IPOPI patient information leaflets now available in Spanish
Diagnóstico de las inmunodeficiencias primarias, La atención del paso de niño a adulto, Inmunodeficiencias primarias en los adultos
The recently released set of new IPOPI patient information leaflets (Diagnosis of PID, Moving from child to adult care, PID in adults) is now available in Spanish and can be found here.
IPOPI Staff update
IPOPI recently welcomed a new member of staff. Carla Morgado started working for IPOPI as Executive Assistant to Johan Prevot on 1 February 2013.
Healthcare in Africa Summit
February 20-21, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town was the host city of the 2013 Healthcare in Africa Summit which focused on identifying healthcare solutions designed to meet the needs of patients in the region.
European commission updates
The European Commission (EC) recently took two important steps which benefit the Primary Immunodeficiencies community in terms of policy of access to treatment.
Argentina Rare Diseases Day
To mark the World Day of Rare Diseases on Thursday 28th February, the Association for Primary Immunodeficiencies (AAPIDP), in Argentina joined the day of activities organized by the Argentine Federation of Rare Diseases, (FADEPOF), at the Air Force Square in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Germany - dsai intensifies social media activities
In August 2012 dsai (German Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies) launched a blog, in which data is regularly added.
Romania - ARPID is spreading the message in the local media
In January ARPID (Romania) was able to publish an article about PID in the local online maternity magazine 'Totul Despre Mame'.
Brazil - first Primary Immunodeficiency Center in the state of Paraiba
ABRI (Associação Brasileira de Imunodeficiência) is pleased to inform e-News readers that last September the first Primary Immunodeficiency Centre in the state of Paraiba was opened. This initiative was made possible thanks to the partnership of the Regional ABRI -Paraiba, the Government of Paraiba and the Secretary of Health.
IDFA - SCIg advocacy campaign
After the IPOPI Bi-annual meeting in Florence 2012, IDFA mounted an advocacy campaign for SCIg to be funded in Australia. At that stage, SCIg was approved for use, but not funded, so very few patients had access to it.
Annual General Assembly of APDIP - Portuguese NMO
The General Assembly of the Portuguese Association of Patients with Primary Immunodeficiencies (APDIP) was held on February 2, 2013, in Loures, near Lisbon. This Assembly elected the new corporate members and approved the new action plan for the next two years of mandate.
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