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About Membership


Who are IAPO Members?

IAPO members share a belief in patient-centred healthcare.  IAPO members are patients’ organizations working at the international, regional and national level to represent and support patients, their families and carers.  Members are at the core of IAPO’s work and the impact of IAPO’s voice is created by the diversity and breadth of members which incorporates the views of international and umbrella disease associations with those of community-based organizations. 

We currently have over 200 member organizations in 60 countries worldwide.  Organizations that join IAPO become a part of the global patients’ movement to place patients at the centre of healthcare systems throughout the world.

Become an IAPO Member and receive the following benefits:

  • Impact: Ensure the perspectives of your organization contribute to the global patients’ voice, influencing global healthcare policy agendas, by taking active part in IAPO’s international and regional advocacy, events and capacity building programmes.
  • Visibility: Showcase your organization’s activities and events at an international level through IAPO’s exclusive members’ platform which includes a Member Newsletter, website and an online calendar of events.
  • Network: Become part of a global network of patients’ organizations and important healthcare stakeholders from around the world.
  • Participate:  Receive priority invitations to participate in IAPO and external events, including free or significantly reduced registration to attend the Global Patients Congress.
  • Support: IAPO’s capacity building programme is designed to meet the needs of IAPO members who receive exclusive opportunities to participate in programmes and events.
  • Promotion: Members can apply for free IAPO auspices to support their events, campaigns and publications.  Members also receive an IAPO Member logo upon joining, for use on their website.
  • Shape: Members can guide and shape IAPO’s work by voting at the Annual General Meeting and taking part in exclusive member consultations and steering committees.

Hear what our members say about joining IAPO:

To find out more about the benefits of joining our international patient network, please see our Membership Guide and read our IAPO Member Story. If you have any questions email: membership@patientsorganizations.org


Current Members
To find out more about IAPO Members, please click here. To view this information in Spanish, please click here.

How does my organization join?

To apply for membership of IAPO, complete the membership application form as follows:

  1. Check that your organization meets the criteria for Full or Associate membership, available here.
  2. Complete the IAPO Membership Application form here.

Your application will then be examined by IAPO's Membership Committee according to IAPO's Statutes and By-Laws.  Following the approval of your membership application your organization's membership will be confirmed following the payment of the annual membership fee.

If you have any questions about membership, or any problems completing the Application Form, please email: membership@patientsorganizations.org or call +44 20 7250 8280.

Member Consultations

An important feature of the way IAPO's Policy Framework is regular consultation with the members.  This ensures that the direction of the organization, its policies and activities are directly driven by and representative of the membership.

As well as consultations for specific activities throughout the year, IAPO conducts an annual Member Consultation to research the members current policy priorities, concerns and capacity building needs.

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