On September 17, 2019 – Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) joined the World Health Organization (WHO) as it simultaneously celebrated the first-ever World’s Patient Safety Day with this year’s theme of “Speak up for Patient Safety”.

Globally, 134 million adverse events contribute to 2.6 million deaths each year due to unsafe care. Patient safety has become a global health priority. This celebration brought stakeholders together in an effort to reduce the unintended harm caused by health care and advocates “No one should be harmed while seeking health care.” 

Dr. Marian Frances C. Ysaac, Cluster Head of Health Family Development Region XI served as the resource speaker for the World Patient Safety Day Celebration. (Yan)