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Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety Aims at Capacity-Building to Improve Patient Safety
21 February 2019

​Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may Allah protect him, the Kingdom will host the 4th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, from March 2nd-3rd, 2019 in Jeddah. The summit will discuss strategy promotion for workforce development in health sector, capacity-building to improve patient safety, as well as endorsing patient safety related evidence-based structures, practices and processes that are meaningful and adaptable in middle- and low-income countries. The topics also include safety risks and the burden of patient harm to health care. It will focus on assessing the main safety risks and the main reasons for the burden of harm on health care, including DVT, the infection risk during healthcare, antimicrobial resistance, in line with the approved initiatives, which developed those strategies to reduce the safety risks to patient. ​

It is noteworthy that the summit is one of the most important patient safety initiatives at the international level and the-first-of-its-kind in the region, with the participation of health ministers from 50 countries, WHO Director-General and experts and specialists in safety filed, particularly patient safety. 

The patient safety is considered as a top priority and a cornerstone for the healthcare services system. The Saudi Patient Safety Center (SPSC) is one of the initiatives of the health system to improve the healthcare and in implementation of one of the most important initiatives of the National Transformation Program (NTP) in the health sector.  The center represents a national reference for all matters related to patient safety and to help preventing medical errors and works to develop the national strategy for patient safety and ensuring its harmony with the initiatives of the NTP in the health sector.






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