World Patient Safety Day 2022 with MD/CEO

Written by neimethplc   |   September 23rd, 2022

It was indeed a privilege for me to give the Keynote Speech at the maiden Commemoration of this year’s WORLD PATIENT SAFETY DAY in Lagos with the theme: MEDICATION SAFETY and slogan: MEDICATION WITHOUT HARM organised by the Lagos State Govt through the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA). Today, Sep17 is World Patient Safety Day but it was marked 15th in Lagos. Sept17 was in May 2019 declared as WORLD PATIENT SAFETY DAY by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at its 72nd World Health Assembly. As Pharmacists let us work collaboratively with other healthcare practitioners to prevent avoidable harm to our patients in form of injury, disability or death that could happen as a result of medication errors. Let us work assiduously to prevent MEDICATION ERRORS and promote MEDICATION SAFETY, thereby contributing to enhance PATIENT SAFETY. Global annual cost of medication errors to patients is estimated at US$42billion & 10million lives are lost annually due to unsafe healthcare practices.

This loss of lives and colossal cost can be avoided by promoting Medication Safety and Patient Safety.

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