WAHA acknowledges World Patient Safety Day

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) would like to join the clarion call for solidarity and action to improve patient safety.

What is World Patient Safety Day about?

Recognizing patient safety as a global health priority, all 194 WHO Member States at the 72nd World Health Assembly, in May 2019, endorsed the establishment of World Patient Safety Day (Resolution WHA72.6), to be marked annually on 17 September. The objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to increase public awareness and  engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to promote patient safety.

Objectives of World Patient Safety Day 2020:

  • Raise global awareness about the importance of health worker safety and its interlinkages with patient safety
  • Engage multiple stakeholders and adopt multimodal strategies to improve the safety of health workers and patients
  • Implement urgent and sustainable actions by all stakeholders which recognize and invest in the safety of health workers, as a priority for patient safety
  • Provide due recognition of health workers’ dedication and hard work, particularly amid the current fight against COVID-19