Patient safety


Access our tools which promote patient, family and community engagement and empowerment. These tools and resources are designed to help patients, families, health-care providers and policy-makers alike.

WHO Patients Communication Tool for Surgical Safety

This tool gives patients and families a list of essential information that they need to know and discuss with their health-care providers to ensure safer surgical care before and after procedures.

WHO Clean Hands Campaign

PFPS promotes patient participation in improving hand hygiene practices worldwide. This campaign is a flagship activity of the WHO’s first Global Patient Safety Challenge - Clean Care is Safer Care.

WHO mother-baby 7 day mCheck tool

This tool aims to empower mothers and families to recognize danger signs in the mother and baby during the first seven days after birth so that they can seek appropriate health care.
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Advocacy and media

  • Patient voices films
  • Ask Me 3
    Ask Me 3 patient education programme was designed to encourage communication between health-care providers and patients.


Regional PFPS declarations

The Regional PFPS Declarations have been created as a call to action to people around the world to raise awareness and be involved in patient engagement and advocacy efforts to improve patient safety.

All PFPS advocates (champions) and Collaborative Organizations commit to the principles and vision outlined in the London Declaration. A number of regional declarations have also been developed to reflect the specific needs and context of the region.

  • London Declaration
    pdf, 18kb

    Created as a result of the first global Patients for Patient Safety workshop held in London, United Kingdom, in November 2005.
  • Jakarta Declaration
    pdf, 107kb

    Created as a result of the South East Asian region workshop held in Jakarta, Indonesia, in July 2007.
  • Perth Declaration
    pdf, 180kb

    Created as a result of the first Australian Patients for Patient Safety Workshop in Perth, Australia, in July 2009.