Patient safety

Colombia launches the First Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care"

4 December 2007
Bogota, Colombia

The National Quality Forum in Bogota saw the launch of the First Global Patient Safety Challenge in Colombia. The event was attended by over 500 clinicians and policymakers, as well as representatives of the Health Authority, Ministry of Social Protection. The Statement for Colombia was signed by the Minister of Social Protection.

The event was videolinked to WHO headquarters in Geneva from where members of the Alliance Secretariat took part and delivered a short technical presentation on the work of the First Challenge. The World Alliance for Patient Safety lead, Pauline Philip, congratulated Colombia on its achievements in joining the many other countries in Latin America who have already signed this Statement.