Planning for the World Patient Safety Day 17 September 2020
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Developing the global campaign


The World Health Assembly resolution (WHA72.6) endorses the establishment of World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), to be observed annually on 17 September, in order to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and work towards global solidarity and action by Member States to promote patient safety.

'Patient Safety a global health priority', the theme of the very first WPSD in 2019 was aimed at establishing the legacy of World Patient Safety Day. Going forward, a new theme will be selected each year for WPSD, focusing the campaign and key messages for that year to a specific topic. We would appreciate your involvement and input in developing the WPSD 2020 global campaign


World Patient Safety Day theme for 2020

Considering the central role of health care workers in the current Covid-19 pandemic response and huge challenges they are facing the world over, we are proposing WPSD 2020 theme to focus on the need for a safe working environment and the safety of health workers and patients. This would also be the occasion to salute health workers for their sacrifices, hard work and dedication. Health workers are people engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health. As the year 2020 is also the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the topic of health worker safety and patient safety is very much aligned to this theme as well. 


Request for your input

Please provide your key input in the following sections by 28 April 2020, 1 pm CEST.


Thank you for your continuous support.

WHO Flagship: A Decade of Patient Safety 2020-2030


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