World Patient Safety Day 2021 is dedicated to “Safe maternal and newborn care” in acknowledgment of the significant burden of avoidable harm women and newborns are exposed to due to unsafe care, particularly around the time of childbirth.
To commemorate the day, WHO is organizing a Global Virtual Conference, calling on all stakeholders to join forces and “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!”
The conference will be opened by WHO leadership and will feature:
• Keynote addresses by global patient safety leaders and advocates
• Global landscape and stories from the ground on maternal and newborn health and safety
• Panel discussions on prioritizing safety in maternal and newborn care in the journey towards universal health coverage and the role of partners
• Introduction of World Patient Safety Day Goals 2021
Join us on 17 September, 14:00 to 18:00 hrs. (CEST), to commemorate the World Patient Safety Day 2021!
Interpretation of the conference will be available in Arabic, Mandarin, English, French, Russian and Spanish.