Tokyo Declaration on Patient Safety

The 2-day 3rd Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety in Tokyo, Japan ended yesterday. At the end of the summit, the ministers adopted the Tokyo Declaration on Patient Safety.

The declaration among other things is hoped to further strengthen the commitment on the Global Action on Patient Safety by always prioritising patient's safety in the health sector policies and programmes. Apart from that, the declaration also aims to enhance efforts towards achieving the overall healthcare scope. It also agreed to create a transparent and safe culture, educate and train the workforce in healthcare, and sharing of knowledge on the best practices as well as successful models. The declaration also supported for the celebration of the World Patient Safety Day for every 17 of September.

At the summit, Brunei Darussalam was represented by Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Doctor Awang Haji Md Isham bin Jaafar, Minister of Health. Throughout the 2-day summit, Yang Berhormat attended the Specialist Summit with healthcare specialist, and exchange views as well as experience, specifically in the field of patient safety in various perspectives. This includes Patient Safety among senior citizen, and the need for Patient Safety in achieving Global Healthcare for low and medium income nations. Yang Berhormat also shared on healthcare in Brunei Darussalam, and the country's achievements in ensuring the patient's safety. The summit was attended by 17 health ministers and representatives from 42 nations as well as other organisations including the World Health Organisation as well as the World Bank.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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