World Patient Safety Day 2021: Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!

Added on : 17 September 2021

By: Quality of Care Network Secretariat

Friday 17 September marks #WorldPatientSafetyDay2021!

Everyday: Nearly 5400 stillbirths occur, 810 women lose their lives during childbirth and 6700 newborns lose their lives.

This year, World Patient Safety Day is dedicated to 'Safe maternal and newborn care', recognizing the significant burden of avoidable harm women and newborns are exposed to due to unsafe care, particularly around the time of childbirth.

The World Health Organization calls for the provision of high quality maternal and newborn care that is both safe and respectful which can reduce safety risks for all women and newborns.

Read more about this campaign.

Mark you calendars for World Patient Safety Day 2021 Virtual Global Conference - Friday 17 September at 14:00 to 18:00 CEST

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Click here to register.