2021 Advocacy Initiatives

64th Commission on Narcotic Drugs December 10, 2021

IAHPC Statement to Reconvened Session

World Health Assembly Special Session 2

IAHPC Statement, WHASS2
One Minute Oral Statement IAHPC/WHPCA WHASS2

IAHPC Statement to the 70th Meeting of the Organization of American States Meeting of the Interamerican Drug Abuse Commission (CICAD)

English text
Spanish text

WHPC Day Presentations

Address of Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General World Health Organization
Recording of United Nations University Institute for International Global Health/IAHPC convening for WHPC Day
Sri Guru Ram Das University
Memorial Sloan Kettering

Microsoft Gives! Presentation

72nd Regional Committee Meeting Western Pacific (WPRO)

IAHPC long statement
IAHPC short statement
Dr. Spruijt Report

RC71 - WHO Europe Meeting September 9-13

IAHPC Intervention in the 69th Ordinary Session of CICAD

May Advocacy Activities

74th World Health Assembly

Second Civil Society Dialogue with WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus on Palliative Care: Program, Testimony, Interventions and Slides

IAHPC statements at Informal Meetings for Non-State Actors in advance of the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly

April 20-22, 2021


64th Session Commission on Narcotic Drugs

April 12-16, 2021


11th Session, Open Ended Working Group on Ageing

March 29-April 1, 2021

IAHPC Pre-Recorded Video Statement for Session One Item 5. “Measures to enhance the promotion and protection of the human rights and dignity of older persons”

March 29, 2021

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IAHPC Side Event on Palliative Care Needs of Older Persons During The Pandemic

Date: April 1, 8:30am-9:45am EST, 2021


Moderator: Dr. Katherine Pettus, IAHPC Advocacy Office)

Dr. Simone Cernesi, Movimiento Giotto (nursing homes in Italy)
Dr. Zipporah Ali, Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Alliance (older adults in the community)
Dr. Farzana Khan, Fasiuddin Khan Research Center (Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp in Bangladesh)
Ms. Harmala Gupta, CanSupport New Delhi (older adults in the community)
Mr. Marvin Mutch, Humane Prison Hospice Project (older incarcerated adults in San Quentin State Prison))


Hosted by IAHPC Zoom Link.


Description of Event

Older adults and their families have suffered terribly during the pandemic, particularly those isolated alone at home and those in congregate settings such as aged care homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and prisons, where mortality and morbidity rates have been exponentially higher than in the wider community.

This expert panel, whose members have all been on the “front lines” of palliative care work in the pandemic, will address palliative care needs of older adults and what needs to be done to respect the human rights and dignity of older persons going forward.

Cosponsors International Federation on Ageing, Humane Prison Hospice Project, Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Alliance, Movimiento Giotto, Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance.

IAHPC Side Event

April 12, 2021 07:10 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

You are invited to a Zoom webinar

Topic: CND 64th session Side Event Procurement, Pricing, and Access to Controlled Medicines During COVID-19


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Presentations February 2021

WHO 148th Executive Board Meeting January 19-26

Advocacy Program