The World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) is observed globally on 17th Sept every year. The objectives of WPSD are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and work towards global solidarity and action by all stakeholders to improve patient safety. The theme of WPSD 2021 is “Safe maternal and newborn care” and all stakeholders are urged to “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!”. Approximately 810 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, around 6700 newborns die every day, amounting to 47% of all under-5 deaths. Moreover, about 2 million babies are stillborn every year, with over 40% occurring during labour.
The WPA is pleased to announce Bursaries to WPA member organizations to celebrate the day. There are a limited number of US $300 to $500 bursaries, which should be used to organize WPSD events. The deadline to submit bursary applications is 7th August 2021.
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Please fill out the WPSD Bursary request form to avail this opportunity
WPSD Bursary Request form