Patient safety

Work in progress

Since the resolution was passed, WHO has established a number of work programmes tackling systemic issues such as taxonomy, estimating hazards, and the development of reporting and learning systems. WHO has also brought together its technical experts in areas such as blood safety, injection safety, drugs and medicines, making pregnancy safer and medical devices, so that their individual expertise can be harnessed to tackle global patient safety issues.

During the 113th session of the Executive Board, held in January 2004, the Secretariat reported on progress achieved to date.

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