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4th Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit
2 March, 2019 - 3 March, 2019
Recently, the global efforts to improve patient safety have culminated in the launch of the Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit series, which started in London, UK in 2016, then moved to Bonn, Germany in 2017, and the third Summit at Tokyo, Japan in 2018. These summit series have started as a joint initiative from the UK and Germany healthcare ministries with the endorsement of the WHO.
Over the past 3 years, there has been an increase in the participation from countries worldwide with attendance by ministers of health and senior delegates from healthcare systems, where international experts engage with political decision-makers, whose ultimate goal is to generate and promote a global movement for patient safety.
The next Global Ministerial Patient Summit will be held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 2-3, 2019, under the theme: Universal Health Coverage & Patient Safety.
During this event, efforts will be put together to define strategies that will support the integration of patient safety as an essential element in achieving universal health coverage. This is will be met by raising awareness and fostering contextual applicability, particularly in resource limited settings and therefore it is anticipated a more robust participation from low and middle-income countries (LMIC).