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By ISQua Friday. Nov 4, 2022

5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety Featured

Switzerland is honoured to host the next Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, on 23 / 24th February 2023 in Montreux.


Patient Safety is an urgent global public health issue, pertinent to all health systems around the world. According to the WHO, so-called adverse events caused by a lack of Patient Safety are among the ten most frequent causes of death and disability worldwide. A significant proportion of these incidents are preventable.


The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of Patient Safety. It has led to a variety of challenges, but at the same time has also unleashed great potential for improving Patient Safety.


A lot has already been achieved at the global level, notably with the success of the previous summits or the adoption of the Global Action Plan on Patient Safety in 2021. Despite broad awareness and widely known measures for the strengthening of patient safety, implementation is often inadequate or even non-existent. It is now time to start closing this implementation gap. This is why the summit 2023 will follow the overarching slogan of Less Harm, Better Care – from Resolution to Implementation.


The summit in Switzerland will revive the strong momentum created by the previous summits and once again bring together ministers, high-level representatives and experts from all around the world. It will mark another milestone in the international endeavour to continue fostering Patient Safety globally by identifying solutions and discussing implementation, including the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Registration for the 5th Global Ministerial Summit in Switzerland is now open.


Further information about the registration procedure, the program and speakers as well as more practical information can be found on the website and will be continuously updated -


See you in Montreux in 2023!


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