The Patient Academy for Innovation and Research (PAIR), Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), and DakshamA Health are celebrating the World Patient Safety Day, which is scheduled on August 15, 2018 from 15:00 – 16:30 IST with the theme "Role of stakeholders in GPSAP in the country's context to ensure medication safety". This event will bring all the stakeholders together to discuss their roles in ensuring medication safety and reduce medication-related harm through strengthening systems and practices of medication use, making the process of medication safer and free from harm, and galvanizing action on the challenge by calling on all stakeholders to prioritize medication safety and address unsafe practices and system weaknesses.
The objectives of World Patient Safety Day 2022 by WHO are -
1. RAISE global awareness of the high burden of medication-related harm due to medication errors and unsafe practices, and ADVOCATE urgent action to improve medication safety.
2. ENGAGE key stakeholders and partners in the efforts to prevent medication errors and reduce medication-related harm.
3. EMPOWER patients and families to be actively involved in the safe use of medication.
4. SCALE UP implementation of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm.