Patient safety

Inauguration of the Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care"

18 January 2007

The Global Patient Safety Challenge 2005-2006 was inaugurated in Bamako on 18 January, 2007 and the Honourable Minister for Sport and Youth formally committed Mali’s support to implement actions to reduce health care-associated infection. More that 300 participants including ministry officials, development partners, professional associations, academics, hospital directors and staff, witnessed the signing ceremony . A technical session on patient safety and infection control in health care followed the inauguration event.

The event saw celebrations of a national "Clean Care is Safer Care" Day to raise awareness on the importance of tackling health care-associated infection. Special materials such as posters, promotional brochures, T- shirts and caps were prepared for this event. These materials were locally adapted from the "Clean Care is Safer Care" WHO documents.