22 Oct 2011
The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific has launched a patient safety curriculum guide for health educators to help stem the millions of deaths that occur globally each year from unsafe patient care and practices.
The launch was the first of a series that will be held in all six WHO regions. Besides the Western Pacific, they are: Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and South-East Asia.
The launch of the Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide was held at the Manila Marriott Hotel in collaboration with the Philippines Alliance for Patient Safety and the Philippine College of Surgeons and with the participation of officials from WHO Headquarters in Geneva and health officials and educators from Australia, Cambodia, Japan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Singapore and Viet Nam.
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