Friday September 17th is World Patient Safety Day. This years’ theme is Safe Maternal and Newborn Care.
The worldwide statistics remain deplorable – approximately 810 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, around 6,700 newborns die every day, amounting to 47% of all under-5 deaths. Considering the significant burden of risks and harm women and newborns are exposed to due to unsafe care, compounded by the disruption of essential health services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign is even more important this year.
This day (World Patient Safety Day) was established in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm.
Working together with our Shareholders (and partners); with our clients; through social media; through alliances with Healthcare Excellence Canada – we are contributing to the WHO mission of increasing understanding, engagement, and safety.