Launch of the First Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care"
As part of the three-day regional patient safety workshop on "Clean Care is Safer Care" organized by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and the WHO Regional Office for South East Asia in the capital city of Bangkok, 20 June 2007, Dr. Mongkol Na Songkhla, Minister of Public Health, pledged to take action on health care-associated infection in Thailand, in the presence of Professor Didier Pittet, Leader of the First Global Patient Safety Challenge and Dr. P.T. Jayawickramarajah, WHO Representative of Thailand.
More that 250 participants witnessed the signing ceremony and participated in the technical session including senior representatives from provincial health offices, MOPH’s Regional and General Hospitals, Universities, the Armed Force Hospitals, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Hospitals, NGOs such as Private Hospital Association, Infectious Control Nurses Association, and representatives from the Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentist and Medical Technology Professional Councils.
A two-day national technical meeting on infection control in health care followed the inauguration event, in parallel to the regional patient safety workshop on "Clean Care is Safer Care".