World Patient safety day – Safe maternal and newborn care

A series of ministerial summits in London and Bonn led to the establishment of World Patient Safety Day with objectives of enhancing global understanding of patient safety, increasing public engagement in health care safety and promoting global action to prevent and reduce avoidable harm in healthcare. Each year a theme is selected to highlight a particular area critical for patient safety. The theme selected for World Patient Safety Day 2021 on 17th September is “Safe maternal and new-born” care. European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) welcomes this initiative as a professional representative body of 37 countries in Europe and commits to work with other global organisations to improve standards of care for women and children in pregnancy in Europe and Central Asia