unnecessary and harmful practices for women and newborns

during childbirth;

build capacity and support of health workers for maternal and neonatal safe and promote respectful care for a safe delivery, are three of the five target that has marked the

World Health Organization

for the

World Day Patient Safety 2021.

The other two are: to improve the safe use of medications and blood transfusions during labor and to report and analyze safety incidents in



All of them will be presented this Friday, in a meeting in which he intends to call on managers, leaders and health workers of health care

centers around the world

to adopt them and thus improve maternal and neonatal safety in points of care, particularly around childbirth.


5 Goals of World Patient Safety Day 2021

aim to improve maternal and neonatal safety at the place of care and accelerate action towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of

reducing maternal mortality

and ending deaths preventable newborns by 2030.

Every day, approximately 800 women and 6,700 babies lose their lives in childbirth.

Additionally, nearly 5,400 babies are stillborn daily, and

40% of these deaths occur in connection with labor and delivery


Most stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths and injuries can be prevented by providing safe, respectful and quality care during pregnancy, childbirth and the first days of life.

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