The SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands global annual campaign, 5 May 2014, calls for health-care facilities to join WHO in highlighting the role of hand hygiene in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
No action today; no cure tomorrow – make sure the WHO 5 Moments are part of protecting your patients from resistant germs.
In response to requests from research ethics committees, patient safety researchers and interested professionals, WHO has published “Ethical Issues in Patient Safety Research” which reflects on the specific ethical questions that can arise in the conduct of patient safety research and improvement activities.
The publication aims to provide clear guidance on how to interpret internationally accepted ethical principles in such contexts. It also includes patient safety improvement activities, not always considered research, but which sometimes contain some ethical risks to patients or providers.
African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS) has launched a web-based registration mechanism for hospital-to-hospital partnerships. Organizations not currently working in partnership but who are committed to patient safety improvement can also register.
The new mechanism allows two different categories of registration: APPS Implementer and APPS Community Member
WHO is pleased to announce the launch of the Safe Childbirth Checklist Collaboration. The Collaboration aims to bring together a group of institutions and other interested partners to explore implementation and usability of the Safe Childbirth Checklist, in a range of different contexts.
WHO invites health-care, research or academic institutions and others who are interested in improving maternal and child health, to participate in the Collaboration and contribute to knowledge generation on the most effective ways of using the Checklist.