Every day, astir 800 women and 6,700 babies suffer their lives astir the clip of childbirth. In addition, astir 5,400 babies are stillborn daily, with 40% of these deaths occurring successful narration to labour and childbirth. 

Highlighting those numbers, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling connected healthcare installation managers, leaders and wellness workers astir to follow a acceptable of 5 World Patient Safety Day Goals 2021 to amended maternal and newborn safety. 

The goals were launched astatine a virtual global conference on World Patient Safety Day, marked this Friday, on the theme: safe maternal and newborn care. 

Most deaths ‘avoidable’ 

For WHO, with each the risks compounded by the disruption of services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the run is adjacent much important this year. 

Most stillbirths, maternal and newborn deaths, are avoidable; as agelong as safe, respectful and prime care is received during pregnancy, childbirth and successful the archetypal days of life. 

The new goals seek to amended maternal and newborn information astatine the constituent of care, and to accelerate enactment towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. 

Despite the advancement made successful reducing maternal and newborn mortality and unwellness since 1990, the satellite is acold from achieving the targets laid retired successful the SDGs. 

The SDGs prioritize maternal mortality reduction, asking for a planetary mean maternal mortality target, of little than 70 per 100,000 unrecorded births. A further target is that nary state should person a maternal mortality rate greater than 140 per 100,000 unrecorded births.  

‘Act now’ 

Some of the main objectives are to trim unnecessary and harmful practices to women and newborns, fortify capableness of - and enactment to - health workers, promote respectful care, amended harmless usage of medicine and humor transfusion, and study and analyse information incidents successful childbirth. 

A large crushed for not achieving this people is simply a nonaccomplishment to code unsafe and poor-quality care. 

Unsafe attraction includes issues specified arsenic delayed and incorrect diagnosis, patient misidentification, medication errors, anesthesia and surgical errors; unsafe transfusion and injection practices; lack of corruption power practices; unnecessary interventions and mistreatment.   

WHO leads and provides planetary absorption connected diligent information done the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030, which was adopted by the World Health Assembly successful May this year.  

World Patient Safety Day was established by the World Health Assembly, in 2019.