Patient safety

Norway commits to address health care-associated infection

31 October 2007

At the National Quality Conference “Og bedre skal det bli” the Director-General of the Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, Bjorn-Inge Larsen, signed a Statement pledging to address health care-associated infection in Norway. The conference saw discussion in a range of areas such as patient engagement and quality in primary health care.

Deputy Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Dr Nata Menabde, represented the World Health Organization, and Professor Andreas Widmer delivered a technical presentation on health care-associated infection and the work of the Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care.