Patient safety

World Sepsis Day

Sepsis is the underlying cause and final common pathway of death in most infectious disease worldwide.
WHO supports the second World Sepsis Day that will take place on 13 September 2014. This initiative endeavours to increase awareness and improve medical knowledge on the long-term impact of sepsis. On this occasion, the World Sepsis Alliance has issued the World Sepsis Declaration and a common call to worldwide action.

APPS Web-Based Registration Mechanism Open

African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS) has an actively growing community in English. The registration mechanism remains open.

We are delighted that an APPS web-based registration mechanism has been launched in French.
Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que la procédure d’enregistrement auprès des Partenariats Africains pour la Sécurité des Patients (APPS) est désormais disponible en Français.

Safe Childbirth Checklist Collaboration

WHO is pleased to announce the launch of the Safe Childbirth Checklist Collaboration. The Collaboration aims to bring together a group of institutions and other interested partners to explore implementation and usability of the Safe Childbirth Checklist, in a range of different contexts.
WHO invites health-care, research or academic institutions and others who are interested in improving maternal and child health, to participate in the Collaboration and contribute to knowledge generation on the most effective ways of using the Checklist.

Global experts’ consultation for the development of the leaders’ guide

The first global experts’ consultation for the development of the WHO Leaders Guide on Patient Safety and Quality of Care in Service Delivery took place at WHO HQ in Geneva Switzerland, 20-21 March 2014.
Over 25 experts from around the world in the areas of health care management, financing, patient safety and quality of caregathered at WHO to address the global need for strengthening leadership capacity to deliver safe and quality health services.

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