The Regional World Health Organization (WHO) Third Global Patient Safety Challenge for Eastern Mediterranean Region concluded today Monday at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).
The event included signing the final act of the third challenge themed: "Medication without Harm" by the WHO members states. The final act stipulated the commitment and support of the WHO members states to the strategic plan set up by the WHO and seeking to reduce damages causing by unsafe use of medicines by 50% during the five next years.
The health minister signed the final act that asserts the Sultanate's commitment to strengthening the health systems to reduce drug errors.
The challenge, which launched by the Sultanate represented by the Ministry of Health and SQU in collaboration with the WHO, witnessed a large participation from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean member states including the Sultanate, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Syria, Somali, Tunis, Yemen, Sudan, Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The two-day event included an exhibition of health institutions in the Sultanate regarding the safe use of medicines.