WHO Medication Safety Webinar Series - First Webinar, 08 February 2022

26 January, 2022

Forwarded from Global Patient Safety Network. Medication safety is fundamentally dependent on access to reliable information on how to select and use medicines. I would like to invite you to represent HIFA and share your brief observations with us afterwards. Contact: neil@hifa.org


Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the WHO Patient Safety Flagship.

We are delighted to inform you that WHO Patient Safety Flagship is organizing a series of monthly webinars on the topic of “WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm”, starting from 08 February 2022. The main objective of the webinar series is support implementation of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm at the country level, aligned with national efforts to implement the 72nd World Health Assembly Resolution in 2019 (WHA 72.6) on ‘Global Action on patient safety’ and the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030. It is envisaged that the webinar series will contribute to improving medication safety practices and building competent, skilled and compassionate health workforce through education and training.

Specific objectives of the webinar series are:

- Advocate for addressing medication safety as priority and an essential component of patient safety across all levels of health care;

- Share experience and best practice for medication safety improvements at the point of care as well as implementation at organizational and national levels;

- Engage in policy dialogue around capacity building and safety culture development for medication safety and patient safety;

- Share best practice on how countries have addressed risks and barriers in improving medication safety;

- Facilitate discussions among key stakeholders on the importance of different issues and aspects related to medication safety;

- Share up-to-date developments across different priorities in medication safety; and

- Introduce tools to support implementation in the low and middle income countries.

We hope that you join us for the first webinar on Tuesday 08 February 2022 at 13:00-14:30 CET. Please register at the link. https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4oeN5iiETJiIgE93ay602w also included in the attached flyer [*HIFA does not carry attachments]

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

We look forward to you joining the webinar.

Thanks and best regards,


Unit Head

WHO Patient Safety Flagship/

A Decade of Patient Safety 2021-2030

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: dhingran@who.int

Office: +41 22 791 4660


Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator, neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org

Joint Coordinator HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines http://www.hifa.org/projects/prescribers-and-users-medicines