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World Patient Safety Day – 17 September 2019

134 million adverse events occur each year due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths annually!

Safety in health systems is a major global concern due to the enlarging numbers of people suffering avoidable harm while receiving healthcare.

Recognizing the urgency of the issue, on Tuesday 17 September 2019, health stakeholders from all over the world will come 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 join the common cause for safe-patient-centred healthcare as an essential component for the achievement universal health coverage.

The theme is “Patient Safety: a global health priority” and the slogan is Speak up for patient safety.

The campaign aims to mobilize patients, health workers, policymakers, academics, researchers, professional networks and the health-care industry to speak up for patient safety.

As part of the WPSD 2019, TIF is calling on all our members and partners as well as various healthcare organizations, policy-makers, academia, institutions, industry and other stakeholders to advocate and promote all aspects of patient safety.

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