Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the Third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm to improve medication safety. Considering the huge burden of medication-related harm, Medication Safety has also been selected as theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022.
WHO is launching a series of webinars to introduce the strategic framework for implementation of the Challenge, technical strategies, tools and provide technical support to countries for reducing medication-related harm. The webinars will share country and patient experiences in implementing the Challenge.
These presentations from the opening webinar sets out the urgency to address the challenge, the strategic framework and progress to date.