Pakistan launches the First Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care" at the 1st national workshop of this initiative
The launch of the First Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care" took place at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), in Islamabad, Pakistan. The launch gathered senior executives from Provincial Departments of Health, directors of the most important hospitals and health institutions of Pakistan, and academics and health professionals working in the areas of quality and safety in healthcare as well as infection control.
Opening speeches to an audience of about 300 participants were given by the Secretary of Health, the Executive Director of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Professor Didier Pittet, Leader of WHO's First Global Patient Safety Challenge and many others.
The launch event was part of a two-day workshop on the First Global Patient Safety Challenge. The workshop aims to share information and tools on the implementation of the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care. Workshop participants included health care providers from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, hospital managers and experts on infection prevention and control.
The workshop was officially closed by Mr. Muhammad Nasir Khan, Minister of Health of Pakistan who handed, together with Professor Didier Pittet, the training certificates to all participants.
The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has been selected as one of the pilot sites of the Eastern Mediterranean Region to test the implementation WHO's guidelines and tools on hand hygiene practices.