World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September each year with the objectives of increasing public awareness and engagement, enhancing global understanding, and spurring global solidarity and action to promote patient safety. Each year a campaign is launched on a selected patient safety-related theme. The overall goal of World Patient Safety Day is to improve patient safety at the point of care.
To support this endeavour, World Patient Safety Day goals will be proposed from this year onwards. The goals aim to achieve tangible and measurable improvements at the point of health service delivery. Each year a set of annual goals will be proposed related to the theme of World Patient Safety Day for that year.
WHO World Patient Safety Day 2020-21 Goals:
- Goal 1 Prevent sharps injuries
- Goal 2 Reduce work-related stress and burnout
- Goal 3 Improve the use of personal protective equipment
- Goal 4 Promote zero tolerance of violence against health workers
- Goal 5 Report and analyse serious safety-related incidents