WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for urgent action to combat patient harm, which causes millions of preventable deaths annually.

The WHO, also called on countries to increase their investments and efforts toward reducing patient harm.

Information gathered from WHO official website reveals that millions of patients harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide.

As part of this campaign, the organisation said it will host the first-ever World Patient Safety Day Sept. 17.

The UN agency said that the situation results in 2.6 million, mostly avoidable deaths, annually in low-and middle-income countries alone.

According to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, no one should be harmed while receiving health care.

“ Globally, at least five patients die every minute because of unsafe care.

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