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Globe Individual Security Day 2020: Protecting patients and wellness workers alike during COVID-19

WHAT: Launch of ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety’ Charter Health worker safety and patient safety are inseparable, and the world’s ability to successfully fight the coronavirus pandemic depends on our ability to safeguard health workers. That is why World Patient Safety Day 2020, marked on 17 September, will focus on an often-overlooked aspect of patient care – the safety of health workers. WHO will launch a new ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety Charter and is calling on Member States and relevant stakeholders to support the charter and commit to concrete actions that ensure safer conditions for health workers and patients.  For more information on World Patient Safety Day 2020 visit:


Thursday, 17 September 2020 – 09:30 – 10:30 CEST


  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO

  • Jeremy Hunt, Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, UK

  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization

WHERE: Virtual Press Briefing (dial-in details below) Password: WPSD*2020 Webinar ID: 936 6770 4514 Numeric passcode for phone: 676152946 International numbers available:

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