World Patient Safety Day 2022 Global Virtual Event “Medication Without Harm”
Medication-related harm accounts for up to half of the overall preventable harm in medical care. Patients in low- and middle-income countries are twice more likely to experience preventable medication harm than patients in high-income countries. Considering this huge burden of harm, “Medication Safety” has been selected as the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022.
To commemorate the day, WHO is organizing a Global Virtual Event, calling on all stakeholders to join efforts globally for “Medication Without Harm”.
During the event, stakeholders will discuss medication safety issues within the strategic framework of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm, including 1) Patients and the public, 2) Health and care workers, 3) Medicines, and 4) Systems and practices of medication.
The event will feature:
• Presentations about the challenges and solutions of the medication safety issues within the domains of the strategic framework
• A panel discussion on improving medication safety at country and facility level
• Launch of the WHO technical tools, which will provide guidance on reducing medication-related harm
Interpretations will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Sept 15, 2022 07:00-10:30 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)
For registration information click here.