WHO Patient Safety: Making health care safer
Announcing the release of WHO’s brochure: Patient Safety: Making health care safer. This advocacy material illustrates the importance of safe care for everyone, what the burden and impact of unsafe care is, and WHO’s approach to tackling the issue of unsafe care. The brochure also contains a comprehensive collation of key WHO materials and activities in to generate improvements at the front line.
Medication Without Harm
The WHO's Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm brochure has been released, outlining the vision and strategic direction of this global initiative aiming to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over the next five years, globally. It provides an overview of the key components of the Challenge including the local, national and global action to be taken.
Medication without harm - the journey begins
The Global Launch of the next Global Patient Safety Challenge on “Medication without harm” took place in Bonn, Germany, on 29 March 2017. WHO’s goal for this Global Patient Safety Challenge is to achieve widespread engagement and commitment from WHO Member States and professional bodies around the world to reduce the harm associated with medication. This global launch sought to raise awareness and encourage commitment from leaders and policy-makers around the world on this important issue.
Patient Safety first
A Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety was held on 29-30 March 2017 in Bonn, Germany, elevating patient safety as a global health priority. On 29 March, experts gathered to deliberate key topics in six workshops to gain consensus and synthesize key information for reporting back to the Ministers of Health from participating countries. Two of these workshops was coordinated by WHO – “Global Patient Safety: Perspectives from low- and middle-income countries” and the “Global launch of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety”. High level delegates and Ministers of Health displayed overwhelming support on the following day for a World Patient Safety Day.
Workshop: Perspectives from low- and middle-income countries
Many governments are faced with tightening budget constraints and increasing pressure to improve health system performance. Spreading insightful and evidenced-based practices and processes around the globe is one of the most efficient ways to designing safer health systems. This workshop, which took place at the Second Global Patient Safety Ministerial Summit on 29 March in Bonn, Germany, focused upon low- and middle-income country perspectives on patient safety, and how to implement effective safety strategies despite major constraints and limited resources.
14 December 2016 - WHO launched a Technical Series on Safer Primary Care, presented as a set of nine key learning monographs which summarize the evidence and experience of different strategies for improving patient safety in primary care. A webinar on Safer Primary Care to introduce and launch the technical series was held on 16 December. The technical series addresses selected priority areas which countries can prioritize according to local needs. It is our hope that this technical series will make a valuable and timely contribution to the planning and delivery of safer primary care services in all WHO Member States.
Request for proposal
Consultancy to provide technical support to the “WHO’s third Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm” initiative
You are hereby invited to submit a proposal for consultancy to provide technical support on “WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm” initiative of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement unit in the Service Delivery and Safety Department. Please see bidding instructions and information below. Deadline: 9 June 2017, 18h00 CET.
WHO Patient Safety endevours to prevent harm to patients during the process of health care itself
16 December 2016
The WHO Technical Series on Safer Primary Care is a series of monographs that describes issues and potential solutions for improving patient safety in primary care.
24-26 September 2016
Heralded as a "global think tank for thought leadership", this expert consultation aimed to set future priorties at the global level for advancing patient safety improvements.
22-24 August 2016
Five groups of experts, separated to target key population and risk domains, in preparation for the upcoming "Medication without Harm" Global Patient Safety Challenge
25 May 2016
This side event at the 69th World Health Assembly explored country experiences, challenges and solutions for reducing medication-associated harm.
19-20 April 2016
A consultation with renowned international experts to plan, scope and set goals for the forthcoming Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety
22-24 March 2016
Inter-Regional Consultation on Patient Safety Incident Reporting and Learning Systems in Africa and Asia Pacific Regions
Through convening key stakeholders from low- and middle-income countries, and international experts, this meeting sought to review success stories, assess progress and provide concrete input for guideline to set up and enhance patient safety incident reporting and learning systems.
9-10 March 2016
This expert and ministerial summit aspired to galvanize international policy and governmental actors to prioritize patient safety at all levels.
8-10 February 2016
WHO Interregional Technical Consultation on Best Practices in Patient Safety and Quality of Care - Muscat, Oman
A consultation on exchanging evidence-based interventions and international best practices as part of the establishment and evolution of the WHO Global Patient Safety Network.