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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), fewer than 41,000 health workers across Africa have not been contaminated with the dreaded COVID-19 disease.

Addition stated that there should be a push to make health safer in the form of advancing patient-centred insurance policies, redesigning health processes, following hygiene practices, and redesigning organizational cultures thereafter, Resulting in 2.6 million victims globally.

WHO Africa Regional Director Drs. Matsidiso Moiti recognized this in an announcement on Thursday in Abuja to commemorate World Patient Safety Day.

He said, ‘On September 17, we have a great time. As a result of World Patient Safety Day for quality health care, step one is to hurt no one, but globally, in hospitals in low and middle-income countries, Annually, ‘There are 134 million opposing opportunities due to unsafe care, with 2.6 million people’s lives contributing wrongly.”

‘The COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed that in order to keep victims safe, health workers must be protected, and therefore the theme of this year is health worker safety: a priority for affected person safety.’

‘Front-line health workers are at high risk of infection due to the supply of care to the victims. Within the WHO African region, more than 41,000 health workers have been contaminated with COVID-19, 3.8 per cent of all reported conditions. Some of the nations, such as Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire, have made progress in reducing the proportion of health worker infections.

‘To contribute to the protection of health workers against COVID-19 and the protection of the affected individual with the cooperation of fellow and nationwide and provincial authorities, WHO has developed over 50 000 health within the African region in the prevention and management of infections.’ Educated staff, with coach plans over 200 000 extra.

Modi said, ‘Generally the options for strengthening affected person safety are easy and cost-effective. For example, after a high-quality administration unit was established in Sierra Leone, deaths of children in 13 highly burdened hospitals declined from 15.6 p.c in 2017 to 9.6 p.c in 2019.

‘Affected person safety is an important part in strengthening health programs to realize general health protection, and to reach out among multidisciplinary health care groups, victims and victims’ organizations, skilled organizations and various stakeholders Collaboration and open communication are required.

‘Motion requires knowing the horrors of the affected person, as well as being taught from errors through explicit incident reporting, with no faults to deal with and opposing opportunities.

‘By advancing patient-centred insurance policies, redesigning processes, following hygiene practices, and remodelling organizational cultures, health care can be made safer.’


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