The World Health Organisation, WHO has restated its commitment to support the federal government to implement policies on patient safety.
WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, represented by Clement Peter, Officer in Charge, WHO Nigeria said this while briefing newsmen today in Abuja.
He said that the briefing was part of the activities to celebrate the first annual World Patient Safety Day which has a theme “Patient’s Safety: a global health priority.”
He said that the theme called for all to give patient’s safety high priority.
Peter said the event also called for the promotion of open communication for learning from errors and to emphasis the importance of patient safety, as well as increasing the voice of the patient.
He noted that WHO Regional Office for Africa recognises and places high importance on patient safety to ensure that it has the rightful prominence within health care in the region.