A commentary article about the implementation and advancement of the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative (PSFHI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
International Hospital Federation - IHF
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Authors: Dr. Mondher Letaief, Dr. Ahmed Alboksmaty A commentary article about the implementationand advancement of the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative (PSFHI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (pdf 99.77kB)
Patient Safety (PS) is a global health concern that has been immensely emphasized in the global agenda pursuing universal health coverage.
The Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative (PSFHI) is a World Health Organization (WHO)-led initiative that comes as a needed response to assess, monitor,
and advance PS standards across the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). It was founded in 2011 and has so far been implemented in more than 160
hospitals across the EMR. The WHO-Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) is providing continuous support to the Member States to adopt and
institutionalize the initiative at their respective national level. A third edition of the initiative’s manual will be published by the end of 2019 updating the
previous 2016 version. Because of the improvement observed upon its implementation, the PSFHI has become one of EMRO’s top ten strategic initiatives
and a priority for its 2019-23 vision.