July 04, 2018

World PI Week 2018 – Raising awareness of PIDs around the globe

The 2018 World Primary Immunodeficiencies Week (WPIW) was very successful in putting the spotlight on the importance of early recognition of PIDs, under the theme “My future starts with early testing and diagnosis of PI”. WPIW, celebrated each year between 22-29 of April, mobilised national primary immunodeficiencies organisations, patients, families, physicians, experts and partners in over 40 countries with campaigns, patient-specialist meetings, educational conferences, public lectures, TV and radio interviews.

The WPIW Steering Committee, of which IPOPI is one of the founding members, produced several materials to help participants reach the general public and the medical community. Infographics, a poster, a video and a scientific editorial helped patient organisations and individuals, raising awareness of PID in their national and local settings. Other activities included the photo contest “PIctureAwareness” and the campaign stars initiative that engaged many people and helped creating a buzz on social media.

To read more about the various WPIW activities, campaigns, events, TV and radio coverage, see the global outcome report here.

The Steering Committee is looking forward to receiving your feedback on this year’s campaign! Please fill in the feedback form here.

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PIcture awareness Winning picture – APIPPR Puerto Rico

PIcture awareness Winning picture – Paolo Macias Mexico, UMAE centro medico de pediatria

PIcture awareness Winning picture – Cristina Hernandez Pels