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World Patient Safety Day (17th Sept.21)

The World Health Organisation WHO promotes greater awareness on World Patient Safety Day WPSD. This day is marked to involve all stakeholders in patient care to “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth” with the theme “Safe maternal and new born care”.

Did you know around 800 women die daily from preventable causes related to childbirth and pregnancy? Around 6,700 new born die daily which is 47% of all under- 5 deaths. About 2 million babies are stillborn every year and over 40% due to complications arising during labour.  

This campaign is even more important this year due to the added challenges caused by the pandemic on essential medical services.

The aim of the WPSD is to –

  • Raise global awareness on maternal and new born safety during childbirth
  • Engage all stakeholders to adopt innovative strategies to improve maternal and new born safety.
  • To scale up and improve reaching out to the those out of reach
  • Advocate best practice to prevent avoidable risks

How will WPSD be marked ?

Due to the Covid-19 crisis many events will be organised by WHO as virtual events but this will also include a global campaign to light up iconic landmarks in orange colour as a show of support and respect.

At IMD Solicitors we have a compelling reason to support this campaign as we deal with many medical negligence claims arising during child birth and pregnancy. We know how this impacts on our clients and more so when death and harm was preventable.

Please play your part to support this important campaign.


If you would like to have an informal chat with our Clinical Negligence experts in confidence to see if you have a viable claim then please complete the contact form on our website and we will give you a call back at a time convenient to you or please call/ contact Daxa Patel, Clinical Negligence Partner & Solicitor by contacting us on 0330 107 0107 or email  Once we are contacted by you, one of our helpful team members will contact you. Please note we have a team of lawyers who speak many languages including English, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Lithuanian.

This article is for general information only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Please note that the law may have changed since this article was published.

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Published by: Daxa Patel

Partner & Solicitor

Clinical Negligence

IMD Solicitors LLP

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