The World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 by the 72nd World Health Assembly through the adoption of resolution WHA72.6: “Global action on patient safety”. Each year, a new theme is selected to highlight a priority patient safety area for action. “Engaging Patients for Patient Safety” was selected as the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2023. Global public health days have great potential to raise awareness and understanding of key health issues and to mobilize support for action, from the local community to the international stage.
WPA organized world-largest WPSD campaigns by organizing over 1200 events in the years 2021 and 2022. This year, in 2023, WPA takes the lead again by organizing around 400 events internationally in collaboration with its member organizations elevating the voice of patients in all disease areas and regions of the world.
Take a peek into the events by using the drop-down menus below.