Dear colleagues,

Greetings. We are a month away from World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) 2020 which will be observed across the world on 17 September. The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled the serious difficulties health workers are facing worldwide while responding to this unprecedented global public health challenge. WHO will be launching a global campaign for World Patient Safety Day 2020 to emphasize the importance of health worker safety as a priority for patient safety. We urge all partners and countries to develop national and local campaigns based on this global campaign, to support and observe the Day around the world to make it successful, and to commit and taking urgent and sustainable action to recognize health worker safety as a prerequisite for patient safety…..more