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World Patient Safety day -17th September.

World Patient Safety Day, September 17, 2021, WHO urges all stakeholders to “Take action now to give birth safely and with dignity!” ”And the theme” Safe Mother and Child Care “. About 810 women die every day from preventable causes associated with pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, about 6,700 infants die every day, or 47% of all infant deaths under 5 years. In addition, about 2 million babies are stillborn each year, more than 40% of which occur during childbirth. Despite the enormous burden of risks and harms that women and infants face from safe care, combined with the disruption of essential health care services caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the campaign is even bigger.

Fortunately, many stillbirths and maternal and infant mortality can be prevented through the provision of safe and quality care by health professionals working in a supportive environment. This can only be achieved through the participation of all stakeholders and the adoption of comprehensive health systems and community strategies.

World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 to improve global awareness of patient safety, increase public participation in health care safety, and promote global measures to improve patient safety and reduce harm to patients.

Objectives for World Patient Safety Day 2021:

Increase awareness of maternal and infant safety issues, especially during childbirth.

Involve many stakeholders and adopt effective and innovative strategies to improve maternal and infant safety.

Call for urgent and sustainable action from all stakeholders to increase efforts, reach vulnerable people and ensure safe mother and infant care, especially during childbirth.

Advocate for better adoption during care to prevent risks and harm to both women and infants during childbirth.

World Patient Safety Day 2021

During the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic, a mix of obvious and other activities is planned by the WHO to watch and celebrate the Day in September 2021. A feature of the global campaign is to highlight historical landmarks, tombs and public places in orange. color.

WHO calls on all stakeholders – government, non-governmental organizations, professional organizations, civil society organizations, patient organizations, universities and research institutes – to join the global campaign by lighting icons in orange and organizing and international, national and local events on and around September 17, 2021.

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