The World Patients Safety Day (WPSD) is observed globally on 17th Sept every year. The theme of WPSD 2022 is “Medication Safety”, slogan is “Medication Without Harm” and the key action areas are high-risk situations, transitions of care, and polypharmacy. 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.
Medications are the most widely utilized interventions in health care, and medication-related harm constitutes the greatest proportion of the total preventable harm due to unsafe care, let alone the economic and psychological burden imposed by such harm. Acknowledging this substantial burden and recognizing the complexity of medication-related harm prevention and reduction, the theme of World Patient Safety Day 2022 is “Medication Safety”.
Policy-makers and programme managers
Health care leaders and facility managers
Patients, families and general public
WPA has launched a campaign to celebrate WPSD all over the world. Please find below the list of key activities planned for WPSD 2022:
Please find below the link for WPSD 2022 promotional Material.Toolkit.
The WPA World Patient Safety Day webinar was held on 14 September, 2022. The topic was “Patient Engagement in Medication Safety,” or what patients can do to help keep themselves safe while using medications. This was in keeping with the 2022 World Patient Safety Day theme “Medication without Harm” and the long-running WHO global patient safety challenge on medication safety. Both these WHO campaigns were undertaken in acknowledgement of the fact that adverse events from medications are one of the greatest sources of patient harm in healthcare. For details click here
Patient Safety Awareness Rally
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Collaborating Partner: World Patient Alliance
Tulasi Maya Memorial Cancer Relief Foundation (TUMAMCARE FOUNDATION),Nepal is cancer specialized NGO which is working in Nepal since 2012 Legally it was registered in 2012. Since its establishment, TUMAMCARE FOUNDATION is raising voice of patient safety and patient rights. As a developing countries NGO there are many challenges to run program. Although it has made its own coalition to run program and getting achievements too. TUMAMCARE FOUNDATION got full membership of World Patient Alliance in December, 2020 and it’s the first program of TUMAMCARE FOUNDATION with its collaborating partner World Patient Alliance.
2) OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM:
To create awareness on medication safety
To prevent adverse reactions, overdoses and death. Whether a patient is prescribed an
opioid or a general antibiotic, they should follow general steps to ensure medication
TUMAMCARE Foundation invited all member organizations and other stakeholders to
participate in awareness rally. The distance of rally was 3 kms and total participants were
97. The following participants took part in this awareness rally:
Local Government Representatives
Civil Society’s Leaders
Member Organizations’ Representatives
4) OUTCOME OF THE PROGRAM:
Awareness raised on medication safety
Awareness raised on patient roles and health workers’ role in medication safety.
Stakeholders and participants impressed by this new activity.
5) LESSON LEARNED FROM THE PROGRAM:
Preparation should be started before two months