17 September 2021 is the third World Patient Safety Day. This event, created by the WHO in 2019 and celebrated throughout the world, aims to promote healthcare safety through joint action by Member States and global solidarity.
The Principality is naturally associated with this Day. Patient safety is an important issue for Monaco and is the subject of a bill that was recently submitted to the National Council. This Bill aims to prevent infections that are contracted in the medical environment and enable patients to assert their rights in court.
This year, World Patient Safety Day is focusing on "safe maternal and new-born care" and has opted for the slogan "Act now for safe and respectful childbirth."
This is an opportunity to recall that Monaco has an antenatal coordination and family support centre, which aims to provide pregnant women and their families with the necessary information and support during the antenatal period and until the birth of their child, particularly when they are faced with physical, psychological or social difficulties related to their pregnancy.
Reproductive health is also central to deliberations on the development of a national plan devoted to sexual health.