Patient safety

Patient Safety Curriculum Guide Regional Launches

Regional Launch of the Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide in Central American countries

21-22 November 2013

The Patient Safety Education Progamme and the WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide were launched in Mexico City, Mexico, on 21-22 November 2013, hosted by the School of Dentistry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

As part of the two-day meeting, an academic programme, jointly organized by UNAM and SOMECASA-Mexico (a non-profit NGO for quality in health care), took place to discuss opportunities and obstacles for multidisciplinary patient safety education, as well as the strategies to enhance opportunities and overcome possible challenges. The workshop focused on the patient safety topics of the Curriculum Guide, as well as country experiences and plans for patient safety education.

At the launch event, universities, authorities and associations from the participating countries endorsed the WHO Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide.