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World Patient Safety Day 2020: Theme, History and More



World Patient Safety Day 2020: Theme, History and More


The World Patient Safety Day is observed globally on 17th September to create a global awareness for patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer. The purpose of World Patient Safety Day is to promote patient safety by increasing public awareness and engagement, enhancing global understanding and working towards global solidarity and action. The day marks the coming together of all health stakeholders from across the world for patients including patients’ groups, care givers, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders.

World Patient Safety Day 2020's theme is "Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety".

On May 24, 2019, WHO member states from all 194 countries endorsed the establishment of a World Patient Safety Day to be marked annually on September 17, officially including it on WHO list of health dates. The World Health Organization (WHO) observed the first World Patient Safety Day in 2019.