World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September

The day aims to raise awareness and promote positive change around patient safety priority areas.
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Updated: Sep 17, 2020 07:34:19 pm

World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September

17 September 2020 Current Affairs:World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September every year. Over 134 million adverse events contribute to 2.6 million deaths every year due to unsafe care across the world. The day urges global solidarity and concerted action by all countries and international partners to improve patient safety. The day aims to raise awareness and promote positive change around patient safety priority areas. The day formulates policies and creates a safe work culture. It aims to provide care where the safety of patients is a priority. 

History:
On 25 May 2019, the 72nd World Health Assembly passed resolution WHA 72.6 "Global action on patient safety". The resolution recognizes patient safety as a global health priority. WHO designated the World Patient Safety Day to be observed annually on 17 September. The first  World Patient Safety Day was observed in 2019 with a theme that aimed to establish the legacy of the day and highlight the importance of prioritizing and addressing patient safety globally by all stakeholders. 

World Health Organization (WHO): 
Founded: 7 April 1948
Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
Head: Tedros Adhanom
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