WPSD event at IAPO office in London
PSD2019: patient advocates call for accountability on promises made
Patient Solidarity Day (PSD) 2019 has come and gone and we thank and congratulate everyone who joined the campaign and helped spread the word on accelerating progress for safe patient-centred Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Different from previous years, our goal for PSD2019 was to build on the momentum created through the recently marked World Patient Safety Day campaign which was a global commitment by all WHO member states to recognise patient safety as a key health priority and a promise to take action to reduce patient harm in health care settings.
To that end, the PSD2019 campaign drew attention to the need for increased accountability on political commitments made to ensure a safe UHC for all.
Patients advocates used the day to do two things:
-To raise awareness and remind the world of the two important commitments our leaders committed to during the 72nd World Health Assembly and at the UN High Level Meeting; to work with renewed urgency to accelerate progress towards a safe UHC for all.
-To call on world leaders to ensure their commitments translate into action
Here’s a look at the activities that took place to mark the campaign.