Health Days 2021

World Patient Safety Day


For the World Patient Safety Day, 17 September 2021, WHO urges all stakeholders to act for safe and respectful childbirth, under the theme “Safe Maternal and Newborn Care”.  The World Patient Safety Day was first introduced in 2019 to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care, and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm.

  • Approximately 810 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 
  • Around 6,700 newborns die every day, amounting to 47% of all under-5 deaths.
  • About 2 million babies are stillborn every year, with over 40% occurring during labor. 
  • Raise global awareness on the issues of maternal and newborn safety, particularly during childbirth.
  • Engage multiple stakeholders and adopt effective and innovative strategies to improve maternal and newborn safety.
  • Call for urgent and sustainable actions by all stakeholders to scale up efforts, reach the unreached and ensure safe maternal and newborn care, particularly during childbirth.
  • Advocate the adoption of best practices at the point of care to prevent avoidable risks and harm to all women and newborns during childbirth.
Official date:
Globally: 17 September 2021
Locally: 10 Safar 1443H

Safe Maternal and Newborn Care



Last Update : 28 February 2022 11:45 AM
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