World Patient Safety Day is observed today, Sep.18, by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The day aims at promoting global awareness about, and urgent action on, medication-related harm due to medication errors and unsafe practice.
The theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022 is ‘Medication Safety’ with the slogan ‘Medication Without Harm’.
To celebrate the day, WHO is organizing a series of webinars on medication safety and is producing a number of medication safety solutions and technical products in 2022.
It will also organize a wide range of activities and host a global virtual event. Celebrations will include lighting up of Geneva’s Jet d’Eau in orange colour, according to a statement released by WHO.
World Patient Safety Day was founded by WHO in May 2019 when the 72nd World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA 72.6 on ‘Global action on patient safety.’
It’s worth mentioning that there are many world days observed across the year by the WHO. Each day is dedicated to the fight against a particular disease or a health problem – from Alzheimer’s to Zoonoses.