The First National Patient Safety Conference (2019) was organized by the Ministry Of Health in collaboration with it’s agencies and partners.
Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with health care to an acceptable minimum.
The event was held under the theme: “No Quality, No Coverage: Water Sanitation and Hygiene and Infection Prevention in all Healthcare Facilities Now”.
The 2019 National Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Conference, will remain as one of Ghana’s largest National forum which witnessed an exchange of in-depth knowledge about the current ‘state of play’ on Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality In Ghana.
The three days conference was held between September 17th – 19th 2019 in Accra.
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About Patient Safety Day
In May 2019, the 72nd World Health Assembly endorsed the establishment of World Patient Saftey Day to be observed annually on 17 September.
Patient harm in health care is unacceptable. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for urgent action by countries and partners around the world to reduce patient harm in health care. Patient safety and quality of care are essential for delivering effective health services and achieving universal health coverage.
According to the WHO, Patient harm due to adverse events is one of the leading causes of death and disability globally. An estimated 134 million adverse events occur annually due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths, while 1 in 10 patients is estimated to be harmed while receiving hospital care in high-income countries.