African Partnerships for Patient Safety
“Only by working together can we address this public health issue, strengthen health systems and make the delivery of health care safe for every patient in Africa, every time.”
Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General – Health Systems and Innovation, WHO
Partnerships bring learning, adaptability, skill sharing and momentum for improvements.
APPS supports a range of actions to strengthen health systems, assist in building local capacity and reduce medical error and patient harm.>
The programme is building momentum for action on patient safety across Africa.
African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS) is a WHO Patient Safety Programme concerned with building sustainable hospital to hospital patient safety partnerships. The program is focused on countries of the WHO African Region but has also opened the network and programme resources to all hospitals in all regions of the world. It sits within the programmatic area of Global Partnerships for Patient Safety.
APPS is concerned with advocating for patient safety as a precondition of health care and catalyzing a range of actions that will strengthen health systems, assist in building local capacity and help reduce medical error and patient harm. The programme acts as a channel for patient safety improvements that can spread across countries, uniting patient safety efforts.