World Patient Safety Day 2020

On 17 September 2020, the World Health Organization, international partners and all countries will celebrate World Patient Safety Day.

The overall objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. The origin of the Day is firmly grounded in the fundamental principle of medicine – First, do no harm.

Objectives of World Patient Safety Day 2020:


· Raise global awareness about the importance of health worker safety and its interlinkages with patient safety

· Engage multiple stakeholders and adopt multimodal strategies to improve the safety of health workers and patients

· Implement urgent and sustainable actions by all stakeholders which recognize and invest in the safety of health workers, as a priority for patient safety

· Provide due recognition of health workers’ dedication and hard work, particularly amid the current fight against COVID-19


Call for action

WHO urges all stakeholders to “Speak up for health worker safety!"


For more information on world patient safety day visit https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/09/17/default-calendar/world-patient-safety-day-2020

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