Patient safety

WHO Patient Safety Secretariat

The WHO Patient Safety Secretariat has a staff of dedicated and talented people, most of whom operate out of WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and the WHO Office for Patient Safety in London, UK. WHO Patient Safety has established patient safety focal points in the six WHO Regional Offices who lead regional patient safety work in collaboration with the Secretariat.

WHO Envoy for Patient Safety

Sir Liam Donaldson

Staff at WHO headquarters

Dr Edward Kelley
Coordinator, Patient Safety Programme

Dr Benedetta Allegranzi
Deputy Lead, "Clean Care is Safer Care", Patient Safety Programme

Dr Sepideh Bagheri Nejad
"Clean Care is Safer Care", Patient Safety Programme

Claire Kilpatrick
Programme Manager, "Clean Care is Safer Care", Patient Safety Programme

Dr Itziar Larizgoitia
Research for Patient Safety, Patient Safety Programme

Dr Angela Lashoher
Patient Safety Programme

Dr Agnès Leotsakos
Leader, Patient Safety Education and Global Capacity Building, Patient Safety Programme

Nittita Prasopa-Plaizier
Manager, Small Grants for Patient Safety Research, Patient Safety Programme

John Shumbusho
Budget & Finance Officer, Patient Safety Programme

Dr Shams Syed
Programme Manager, African Partnerships for Patient Safety, Patient Safety Programme

Administrative Staff

Gheorghe Banica

Armorel Duncan

Gabriela Garcia Castillejos

Sooyeon Hwang

Laura Pearson

Staff at the WHO Office for Patient Safety in London, UK

Rachel Gooden
African Partnerships for Patient Safety, Patient Safety Programme

Julie Storr
African Partnerships for Patient Safety, Patient Safety Programme

Anna Lee
Patients for Patient Safety, Patient Safety Programme

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