Patient safety

APPS Supporters

APPS builds effective collaborations and partnerships with other organizations to strengthen its efforts to achieve safer health care across the African Region. Key global health leaders and patient safety experts provide invaluable input into programme direction and tool development.

  • WHO African Regional Office website
    The WHO African Regional office is based in Brazzaville, Congo and provides intense support to the 46 Member States in the region. APPS works closely with colleagues in the region to ensure the programme is effective in stimulating improvements in quality and safety of care.
  • APPS Special Adviser:
    Professor Didier Pittet is the Special Adviser for African Partnerships for Patient Safety.
    The is a WHO Programme to support Portuguese speaking member states in the areas of health information and capacity building of HRH. The ePORTUGUESe has supported APPS from the beginning in the development of the Beira, Mozambique – Ipswich, UK hospital to hospital partnerships, has translated selected materials and is working for the expansion of patient safety improvement activity across Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa and Timor Leste
  • THET: Tropical Health and Education Trust
    THET is an international development charity working to improve the health of people in Africa and Asia. They harness the skills and expertise of UK health professionals to improve the skills of health professionals in low income countries. APPS collaborates closely with THET on a range of strategic and operational areas.
    ESTHER is a French organization that supports partnerships between hospitals in France and Francophone Africa to improve and strengthen the provision of care. APPS collaborates closely with ESTHER in relation to three patient safety partnerships, as well as wider strategic collaboration.
  • International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO)
    IAPO is a unique global alliance representing patients across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world. IAPO’s members are patients' organizations working at the international, regional, national and local levels to represent and support patients, their families and carers. The impact of IAPO’s voice is created by the diversity of its members which incorporates the views of international and umbrella disease associations with those of community-based, self-help groups. IAPO’s mission is to build patient-centred healthcare worldwide by engaging with patients’ organizations and like-minded healthcare stakeholders around the world. APPS collaborates with IAPO to strengthen the programme, particularly its engagement with communities to spread patient safety knowledge and learning.