SEA/RC60/18 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: promoting patient safety in health care
Abstract“Promoting patient safety at health care institutions” was the topic for Technical Discussions at the Forty-third Meeting of the Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management (CCPDM) held in 2006. This paper documents the progress made in the Region in the area of Promoting Patient Safety in Health Care through various activities such as advocacy, capacity building, country visits and research. Furthermore, the Regional Office is working with Member countries of the Region to ensure patient safety in the areas of blood safety; injection and immunization safety; health care waste management and drug safety. Programmes like Making Pregnancy Safer, Child Health and Strengthening Human Resources for Health continue to support the Region’s activities in this regard. This document was discussed at the Joint Meting of Health Secretaries and the CCPDM, held in the Regional Office, New Delhi from 2-6 July 2007. The Joint Meeting made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To implement programme activities as stipulated in SEA/RC59/R3 on promoting patient safety in health care. (2) To develop/strengthen programmes on patient safety through intra- and intersectoral collaboration, including private sector. Action by WHO-SEARO (1) To support/facilitate Member States in the implementation of programme activities as stipulated in SEA/RC59/R3 on promoting patient safety in health care, including South–South collaboration. (2) To develop a minimal data set of patient safety indicators for the Region, in close collaboration with Member States. (3) To document and share the rich country experiences from the Member States. The document is now submitted to the Sixtieth session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia. (2007). SEA/RC60/18 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: promoting patient safety in health care. WHO Regional Office for South East-Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128560