Patient safety

Launch of the First Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care"

27 November 2007

The launch of the First Global Patient Safety Challenge took place in Beijing, China on 27 November 2007. Over 150 participants including policy-makers from the Ministry of Health, health authorities, hospital directors, health care providers and academics in the area of infection prevention and control witnessed the signing of a statement by the Minister of Health, pledging to address health care-associated infection.

Following the presentation of the statement to Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair of the World Alliance for Patient Safety, Sir Liam delivered a keynote address setting out the vision and programmes of the World Alliance for Patient Safety, focusing on the first Global Patient Safety Challenge.

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