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 2022 is “Medication Safety” and the slogan is ‘Medication Without Harm’.
We all will, at some point in our lives, take medications to prevent or treat illness. However, if incorrectly stored, prescribed, dispensed, administered or if monitored insufficiently, medications can even cause serious harm. Medication errors are a leading cause of avoidable harm in health care globally. Medication safety incidents happen because of weak medication systems and human factors and can result in severe patient harm, disability and even death.
As we are just a couple of months away from WPSD, the WPA is pleased to announce Grants (bursaries) for WPA member organizations to celebrate the day. There are a limited number of US $300 to $ 500 grants, which should be used to organize WPSD events. If you are interested in receiving a bursary for your organization, please click here to complete the online form. The deadline to submit grant applications is 27 July 2022.
Wishing you all the very best with your WPSD planning!
Please fill out the WPSD Grant / Bursary request form to avail this opportunity