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Let's commit to ensuring safety in healthcare 

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On the first-ever World Patient Safety Day, WHO has launched a global campaign to create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.

World Patient Safety Day brought together patients, families, caregivers, communities, health workers, health-care leaders and policy makers to show commitment to patient safety. Around the world monuments were lit up in orange to demonstrate solidarity.

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More women and children survive today
than ever before
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More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups led by UNICEF and WHO. Despite progress, a pregnant woman or newborn dies somewhere in the world every 11 seconds, mostly of preventable causes.

Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, with the biggest gains in low and middle-income countries that have introduced universal health coverage.

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