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Today is World Patient Safety Day

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While no one should be harmed in healthcare, thousands of patients globally still suffer avoidable harm, or face a risk of injury, while receiving healthcare every day.

The very first World Patient Safety Day was observed on September 17, 2019. This day calls for global solidarity and coordinated action by all countries and international partners to improve patient safety.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the immense challenges and risks that healthworkers face across the globe, including healthcare-associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness and death. Working in stressful environments can make healthcare workers more prone to errors which can eventually result in patient harm. Therefore, the theme for this year’s World Patient Safety Day is “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety” with the slogan “Safe health workers, Safe patients.” (WHO)

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