'Speak up for patient safety!'
First World Patient Safety Day
At IAPO we know how crucial safety is for all patients seeking healthcare. However, safety in health systems is a global concern because of increasing numbers of people suffering avoidable harm or being put at risk of injury while receiving healthcare.
Recognising the urgency of the issue, on Tuesday 17 September 2019, health stakeholders from all over the world will stand together, united in a celebration of the first ever World Patient Safety Day (WPSD). This is a unique opportunity for patients, patients’ groups, carers, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders to stand together in our call for safe-patient-centred healthcare as an essential component for the achievement universal health coverage.
This year's theme is patient safety: a global health priority. Our aim for WPSD is to call on decision-makers globally to take the right steps to ensure patient safety in health systems. In collaboration with the World Health Organization, we invite you to speak up for patient safety and advocate that your national governments ensure successful implementation of the commitments they made under the World Health Assembly Resolution ‘Global Action on Patient Safety’.