The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is celebrating the sixth Qatar Patient Safety Week under the theme, *Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety, in conjunction with the World Patient Safety Day, which falls on September 17.
The sixth Qatar Patient Safety Week – running from September 13 to 19 – aims to promote the concept of patient safety at the national level, urge the community to participate in ensuring healthcare safety and raise awareness about the importance of the safety of health workers and the safety of the work environment to ensure patient safety through a more holistic approach.
In this context, the MoPH will organise several awareness activities and events remotely and focus on many axes, including the transformation of the healthcare system in Qatar in the context of combating the coronavirus pandemic threats, managing risks and ensuring patient safety during crises, infection control and curbing the spread of the virus, and strategies used to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on healthcare workers’ mental health, the ministry has explained in a statement.
The coronavirus causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease.
The events and activities will include lectures and panel discussions by 22 local and international speakers, including four discussion panels on the most important developments in the light of the pandemic with the participation of various health and educational institutions, such as Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, Qatar Red Crescent Society, Sidra Medicine, Qatar University and several private hospitals.
Several landmarks in Qatar will also be illuminated in orange as a symbolic gesture in recognition of the efforts made by health workers to provide safe services to patients daily, in addition to spreading awareness messages on social media platforms.
The Qatar Patient Safety Week is an annual event organised by the MoPH at the national level since 2014 as an educational and awareness initiative and campaign aimed at spreading the concept of patient safety among the workforce in healthcare institutions and their community users, providing opportunities to exchange local and international experiences, creating a platform to share achievements and promote partnerships, and keeping abreast of developments in patient safety.
All presentations will be delivered through Microsoft Teams, according to information available on the MoPH website.
Registration can be done at https://eservices.moph.gov.qa/qpsw/registrationEn.jsp?csrt=16991404231267398774
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