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The World Health Organisation endorsed the establishment of a World Patient Safety Day to be held annually on 17 September!
The uplifting news came as a result of the WHA7.6 Resolution ‘Global Action on Patient Safety’ passed on May 28, 2019 at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
This first year’s theme focuses on ‘Patient Safety: a global health priority’ and in order to give it the necessary attention our partner, the International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations (IAPO) is calling on all their members, patients, various healthcare organisations, policy-makers, academia, institutions, industry and other health stakeholders to advocate and promote all aspects of patient safety.
Their wish is that governments recognise patient safety as a health priority in health policy and programmes, making it a key component for strengthening healthcare systems to achieve UHC, establish systems to engage and empower patients’ families and communities in delivering safer healthcare and mark World Patient Safety Day annually on 17 September to promote all aspect of patient safety. Find out how to get engaged here!
As part of the efforts to raise awareness about the patients safety, and how important it is to keep them protected from falsified medicines, Fight the Fakes, in collaboration with IAPO, developed dedicated social media cards. Download and share them to mark World Patient Safety Day with us!