Summary of grants implemented for the 2008-09 round
Over 200 submissions were received for the 2008-09 funding round. All proposals have been assessed by two external reviewers with particular expertise and experience in patient safety research and/or health services research. The reviewers undertook these reviews on a purely voluntary basis.
19 projects from 17 countries have commenced. The projects are listed below in order of WHO Region, with title of the project and name of the principal investigator/affiliated institution. The title of each project will be soon linked to a page containing the summary of the project.
WHO AFRO REGION
"Patient safety culture in health facilities in Ghana." Ms Gertrude Sika Avortri, Ghana Health Service.
"Impact of disposable gloves use on health-care workers' compliance with hand hygiene during care." Dr Loséni Bengaly, Department of Pharmacy to the Point G hospital.
"Evaluation of the impact of hand hygiene and consistent disinfection practice as patient safety initiatives on the potential of nosocomial infection transmission by stethoscopes in Nigeria." Dr Chigozie Uneke, Ebonyi State University.
"Engaging consumers in safety and quality in developing countries." Dr Alan Pearson, The Joanna Briggs Institute, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia; Dr Rugola Mtandu, Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania; Dr Ni Ni Sein, Accident and Emergency Department, Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital, South Africa.
WHO AMRO REGION
"Translation and validity of safety attitudes questionnaire (SAQ) to Brazilian language." Ms Rhanna Carvalho, São Paulo University.
"Implementation and testing of culture-specific pharmaceutical pictograms for the labelling of medications in Mexico." Dr Régis Vaillancourt, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Canada and Dr Sahira Rodriquez, Hospital de la Madre y el Nino Indigena Guerrerense, Mexico.
"National study of incidence of in-hospital adverse events in Chile." Ms Nancy Jezzi Alvarez-Ortiz, Ministry of Health Chile.
"Impact of the "Surgical Safety Checklist" of the WHO in reducing adverse effects in surgical centers of hospitals in Peru." Dr Richard Inga, Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University.
WHO EMRO REGION
Islamic Republic of Iran
"Medical emergency management among Iranian dentists." Dr Mohammad Reza Khami, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
"The incidence, nature and consequences of adverse events in Iranian hospitals and methods to identify them." Dr Ali Sari, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
"Effect of integration of clinical decision support system (CDSS), compare to the existing computerized physician order entry system (CPOE) in reducing dose related medication errors and pharmacist interventions at a pediatric ward of tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan." Dr Syed Shamim Raza, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
"A prospective study of adverse events in four surgical departments in Tunisia." Dr Mondher Letaief, University Hospital of Monastir.
WHO SEARO REGION
"Detection of counterfeit and substandard drugs using simple techniques and available resources at the NPCC, Myanmar." Dr Khin Hnin Pwint and Dr Khin Chit, National Poison Control Centre, Department of Medical Research (Lower Myanmar).
"Improving medication safety in outpatient departments using preprinted formulary prescription forms (“FormularyScript”)." Dr Thuss Sanguansak, Khon Kaen University.
"Using trigger tools to assess interventions for reducing adverse drug events in a teaching hospital." Ms Wimon Anansakunwatt, Siriraj Hospital and Dr Pattapong Kessomboon, Khon Khaen University.
WHO WPRO REGION
"Status and influencing factors of hospitalized patients' perception of patient safety: a cross-sectional survey in China." Dr Ye Xuchun, Nursing School of Second Military Medical University and Dr George Liu, China Health Program, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
"Assessing patient safety culture in Chinese hospitals: the development, validation and field test of a Chinese survey." Ms Junya Zhu, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine School of Nursing.
"Assessing and improving safety culture in primary care practices." Dr Katharine Wallis, Department of General Practice, University of Otago.
"Cost effectiveness of hand hygiene program on hospital acquired infections." Dr Le Thi Anh Thu, Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City.
*Funding is subject to approval from the WHO Ethics Review Committee (ERC) and compliance with programme, contractual terms and conditions.