By John Tingle
The first “World Patient Safety Day” took place on September 17, 2019. It is an annual event and one of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) officially mandated global public health days. The aim is to create awareness of patient safety and to urge people to show their commitment to making health care safer. The publicity generated by the event has worked to focus global attention on patient safety issues and is a call for action in the area.