WHO programme promotes patient safety in African hospitals

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Woman between two lines of beds at Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Tanzania

Hospitals are places where people go to be healed, but sometimes that's where their health and safety are compromised.

As part of the efforts to address this problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday released a resource package of practical tools aimed at improving patient safety in hospitals in developing countries. 

The resource package was co-developed by frontline health professionals through a pioneering programme known as the African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS).

Dr Shams Syed who oversees the programme at WHO, tells UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha that, as in other regions of the world, patient safety in Africa is a serious issue.

Duration: 4'57"

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