Patient safety

Safer childbirth

4 December 2015 -- Aiming to improve the quality of care during childbirth, the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist and Implementation Guide have been developed to target the major causes of maternal and newborn complications and deaths.

A success story of reducing risk of surgical site infections

WHO awards AIC Kijabe Hospital, Kenya, for excellence in implementing the Surgical Unit-based Safety Programme (SUSP)

As part of a multi-centre WHO-led project on measuring and reducing the risk of Surgical Site Infection in five African Hospitals, AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya has been operating a multimodal infection prevention and quality improvement intervention since August 2014.

5 May 2015 SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign

This year is different!

A call to action in support of 5 May 2015 SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign, launched in 2009, and importantly to commemorate ten years of the WHO Clean Care is Safer Care programme 2005-2015.

About us

Sir Liam Donaldson, WHO Envoy for Patient Safety

Patient safety fact file