Two weeks to go: Flagging the countdown to World Patient Safety Day 2021

4 September, 2021

Dear colleagues,

Greetings. We are just two weeks away from World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) 2021 which will be observed across the world on 17 September.

This is truly amazing and inspiring to witness huge global momentum and great plans for events and activities being organized globally in the build-up to, and on and around the day . Could you please share you plans how you would be celebrating the day and the events and activities which you/your organization is going to organize to mark the day.

Of course, lighting up a monument or landmark in orange is the signature mark of WPSD campaign, hope you are able to work with your national/local authorities to light up iconic places in global solidarity.

With best wishes for a successful World Patient Safety Day 2021!

Thanks and best regards,



Unit Head

WHO Patient Safety Flagship/

A Decade of Patient Safety 2021-2030

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland


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