Patient safety

Global support for Safe Surgery Saves Lives

A range of professional societies and organizations from countries worldwide have already expressed their support for the creation of a WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and the Safe Surgery initiative.

Alphabetical list of supporting organizations

  • Academia Mexicana de Cirugia
  • Accreditation Canada
  • Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin Incorporating the National Children's Hospital Department of Surgery
  • Advanced System Safety Management (ASSM)
  • Agencia de Calidad Sanitaria de Andalucía
  • Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria
  • Agencia Valenciana De Salud
  • Agency for Healthcare Quality and Accreditation, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences Cardiothoracic Centre
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/ American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Associacion de Coloproctologia del Sur
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck surgery
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Society of Anaesthesiologists
  • An Bord Altranais
  • Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
  • Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Asociacion Argentina de Ciruganos
  • Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugia
  • Asociacion Colombiana de Neurocirurgia
  • Asociacion Costarricense de Cirugia
  • Asociación de Cirujanos Pediatras de Costa Rica
  • Asociación de Médicos Anestesiólogos de Costa Rica
  • Asociacion Ecuatoriana De Escuelas Y Facultades De Enfermeria
  • Asociacion Española de Cirujanos
  • Asociación Española de perfusionistas
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Neurocirurgia
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Anestesiologia Reanimacion y Trtamiento del Dolor (AGARTD)
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Cardiologia
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Ciencias Neurologicas
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Cirurgia Neurologica
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Endoscopia Motilidad e Intervencion Gastrointestinal
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Enfermeras
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Medicina y Cirugia Amrulatoia
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Neurologia
  • Asociacion Guatemalteca de Patologia
  • Asociacion Medica de Oncologos de Guatemala
  • Asociacion Nicaraguense de Anestesiologia y Reanimacion (ANARE)
  • Asociacion Quirurgica de Honduras
  • Associacao dos Enfermeiros de Sala de Operacoes Portuhueses (AESOP)
  • Association for Perioperative Practice
  • Association of Anaesthesiologists, Suriname
  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Nurses of Nacaragua (Asociacion de Enfermeras/os Nicaraguenses)
  • Association of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeons of Malta
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
  • Association of Surgeons of Malta
  • Association of Surgeons of South Africa
  • Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN)
  • Australian Society of Anaesthetists
  • Aut Even Hospital
  • Azerbaijan Medical Association
  • Beacon Hospital
  • Belize Healthcare Partners Limited
  • Belize Medical Associates
  • Blackrock Clinic
  • Bon Secours Health System
  • Bon Secours Hospital Cork
  • Bon Secours Hospital Galway
  • Bon Secours Hospital Glasnevin
  • Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
  • British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association
  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Caja de Seguro Social
  • California Hospital Association
  • California Hospital Patient Safety Organization
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society
  • Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • Children's University Hospital
  • Clane General Hospital
  • Clean Hands-Safer Care
  • Clinica Hospital San Fernando Panama
  • Clinical Indemity Scheme
  • CLUB del BLOQ QUIRURGIC (CBQ) de Catalunya (España)
  • Colegio Brasileiro de Cirugioes
  • Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad San Francisco de Quito
  • Colegio de Enfermeras de Costa Rica
  • Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica
  • Colegio de Profesionales de Enfermería de Honduras
  • Colegio Domenicano de Cirujanos, Inc
  • Colegio Médico de Peru
  • Colegio Nacional de Enfermeras
  • College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka
  • College of Anaesthetics
  • College of Operating Department Practitioners, UK
  • College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
  • College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
  • Comision nacional de arbitraje médico
  • Connolly Hospital
  • Conselho Federal de Medicina, Brazil
  • Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS)
  • Consumers Union
  • Cork University Hospital
  • Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety
  • Danish Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DASAIM)
  • Department of Health & Children, Ireland
  • Department of Orthopaedics, HSE West, Mid-Western Regional Hospital Dooradoyle
  • Dr Adul Muttalibali Yousif
  • Dr Imad Jalilsallal
  • Egyptian Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Egyptian Society of Surgeons
  • El Instituto Salvadoreno del Seguro Social
  • Escuela Nacional de Enfermeras de Guatemala
  • Ethiopian Society of Anesthesiologists Professional Association (ESAPA)
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Europe
  • European Hospital Healthcare Federation- HOPE
  • European Operating Room Nurses Association
  • Faculty Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brussels University
  • Federacion Argentina de Asociaciones de Anestesia, Analgesia Y Reanimacion (FAAAAR)
  • Federación Argentina de Enfermería
  • Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies of India
  • Galway Clinic
  • Galway University Hospitals -University College Hospital
  • Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Guyana
  • Georgian Alliance for Patient Safety
  • Georgian Association of Obstetric & Gynecology Anesthesiologits
  • Georgian Association of Surgeons
  • Georgian Association of Transplantologists
  • Georgian Nurses Association
  • German Society for Surgery
  • Government of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Ministry of Health
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
  • Greek Operating Room Nurses Association (GORNA)
  • Gulf Cooperation States, Council of Health Ministers for Cooperation Council States
  • Guyana Nurses Association
  • Health Information and Quality Authority
  • Health Management Institute of Ireland
  • Health Service Executive
  • Health Service Executive South
  • Health Service Executive West
  • Health Volunteers Overseas
  • HELIOS Hospital Group, Germany
  • Hermitage Medical Clinic
  • HO Chi Minh City Infect. Contrl Society (HICS)
  • Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
  • Hong Kong Association of Specialists in Dermatology
  • Hong Kong College of Obstreticians and Gynaecologiests
  • Hong Kong Society of Dermatology and Venereology
  • Hospital Clínic – University of Barcelona
  • Hospital de Ortopedia para Niños
  • Hospital del Niño, Panamá
  • Hospital San Juan de la Cruz Spain
  • Hospital San Miguel Arcangel Panama
  • International Association for Humanitarian medicine
  • International Association of MDG Trainers
  • International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
  • International Federation for Medical & Biological Engineering
  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists
  • International Federation of Perioperative Nurses
  • International Federation of Surgical Colleges
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • Internatonal Society for Quality in Health Care
  • Irish Anaesthetic & Recovery Nurses Association
  • Irish Association for Emergency Medicine
  • Irish Association of Theatre Managers and Superindendants
  • Irish Association of Vascular Surgeons
  • Irish Higher Surgical Training Group
  • Irish Hospital Consultants Association
  • Irish Institute of Trauma & Orthapaedic Surgery
  • Irish Medical Organisation
  • Irish Nurses Organisation
  • Irish Patients Association
  • Irish Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare
  • Irish Society of Urology
  • Jordanian Surgical Society
  • Justin's HOPE at the Task Force For Child Survival and Development
  • Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, Belize
  • Kimberley Hospital Complex , Northern Cape Department of Health
  • Kuwait Medical Association
  • Libyan Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Macedonian Medical Association
  • Malta College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses
  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Mater Private Hospital
  • Medical Council of Guyana
  • Medical Women's International Association
  • Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters
  • Ministerio da Saude, Brazil
  • Ministerio de Salud, Peru
  • Ministerio de Salud Publica y Asistencia Social, Guatemala
  • Ministerio de Salud Publica, Viceministerio de Asistenica Medica Y Social, Direction Nacional de Servicio Hospitalarios, Cuba
  • Ministry of Health and Social Development, Anguila
  • Ministry of Health and Social Development, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Ministry of Health, Bahrain
  • Ministry of Health, Belize
  • Ministry of Health and Environment, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Ministry of Health, Ecuador
  • Ministry of Health, El Salvador
  • Ministry of Health, Grenada
  • Ministry of Health, Iraq
  • Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Health and Community services, Montserrat
  • Ministry of Health, Oman
  • Ministry of Health, Qatar
  • Ministry of Health, Romania
  • Ministry of Health and the Environment, St Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Ministry of Public Health and Information, Yemen
  • Moroccan Nurses Association
  • Mothers Against Medical Error
  • Mothers Against Medical Errors (MAME)
  • Mount Carmel Hospital
  • National Center of Quality, Safety & Accreditation of Albania
  • National Concern for Health Care Infections, UK
  • National Patient Safety Challenge (NHS) UK
  • National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Nederlandse Vereniging Van Anesthesiemedewerkers
  • New European Surgical Academy (NESA)
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists
  • North American Spine Society
  • North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety
  • Nursing and Midwifery, Sudan
  • Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh
  • Operating Department Nurses Section- Irish Nurses Organisation
  • Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
  • Operation Smile
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Our Lady's Children's Hospital
  • Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Panama-Hospital Santo Tomas
  • Patient Focus
  • Patients for Patient Safety Canada
  • Patientsafety.hu
  • Philippines College of Surgeons
  • Physicians for Peace
  • Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
  • Programa Nacional de Calidad y Seguridad del Paciente, Costa Rica
  • Riyadh Medical Complex
  • Rotunda Hospital
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Royal College Of Physicians Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Safe Care Campaign
  • Secretaria de Salud, Mexico
  • Servizio Sanitario Regionale Emilia-Romagna, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Modena
  • Shanakiel Hospital
  • Sindicato Médico del Uruguay
  • Slovenian Association of Surgeons
  • Sociedad Chilena de Enfermeras de Pabellones Quirurgicos y Esterilization
  • Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiologia y Reanimacion (SCARE)
  • Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
  • Sociedad de Cirujanos de Chile
  • Sociedad de Dominicana de Anestesiología.
  • Sociedad Española de Anestesiología, reanimacion y terapéutica del dolor
  • Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
  • Sociedad de Ginecologia de Nicaragua
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Medico con Especialidad de Cirurgia de Columna (SMMECICO)
  • Sociedad Paraguaya de Cirugia
  • Sociedad Peruana de Cirugia Cardiaca Toracica y Vascular
  • Sociedad Peruana de Cirugia Plastica
  • Sociedad Venezolana de Anestesiología
  • Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
  • Societe Marocaine d'Anesthesie et de Reanimation (SMAR)
  • Societe Sciences Medicales Mauritaniennes
  • Societe Tunisienne d'Anesthesie D'Analgesie et de Reanimation
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
  • Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
  • Spectrum Clinic & Endoscopy Research Institute
  • St. John's Hospital
  • St. Vincent's University Hospital
  • Stiftung für Patientensicherheit (Patient Safety Foundation)
  • Sudan Association of Anaesthetists
  • Sudan Association of Surgeons
  • Suriname Nurses Association
  • Swedish Association of Health Professionals
  • Swedish Association of Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons (Svensk Käkkirurgisk Förening)
  • Swedish Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and neck surgery
  • Swedish Medical Association
  • Swedish Orthopaedic Association
  • Swedish Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Swedish Surgical Society
  • Swedish Transplantation Society
  • Syrian Association of Surgeons
  • Tanzania Surgical Association
  • Theodor Bilharz Research Institute
  • TOPLUM SAGLİGİ ARASTIRMA ve GELISTIRME MERKEZI (Center for Research and Promotion of Community Health), Turkey
  • Trinidad & Tobago Association of Midwives
  • Trinidad & Tobago Registered Nurses Association
  • Union Española de Sociedades Cientificas de Enfermeria
  • Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Voluntary Health Insurance Board
  • Wexford General Hospital
  • World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
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