On 21 May 2019, the WHO World Assembly (196 countries) proclaimed 17 September as World Patient Safety Day, and WHO launched a worldwide campaign to promote patient safety. On 17 September 2019, ‘World Patient Safety Day’ was celebrated worldwide.
Maria Pilar Astier Peña - chair of the WONCA World Working Party on Quality and Safety in Family Medicine - encourages you to collaborate in family doctor promotion of patient safety:
• All family doctors can collaborate by promoting patient safety in your organisation, by spreading the campaign and materials, and by illuminating a monument in your city in orange that day.
• Everyone in their workplace contributes to improve patient safety.

Published on 7 October 2019.