The Ministry of Public Health Qatar
Doha, September - The Ministry of Public Health organized a virtual scientific conference on "Safe Care for the Mother and Newborn Care" to celebrate the 7th Qatar Patient Safety Week in solidarity with the World Patient Safety Day.
About 2200 participants attended the conference including many scientific sessions led by consorted group of local and international experts and specialists in the field of patient safety.
HE Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari, state that the 7th Qatar Patient Safety Week confirms Qatar's commitment to providing safe and high-quality care to the entire population, adding that this year's theme of Safe Maternal and Newborn Care is one of our priorities in the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 in Qatar, where we have identified Healthy women leading to healthy pregnancies as one of the seven priority population groups within the strategy that is being implemented across the health sector.
She pointed out that these plans are carefully designed to ensure that the existing services and resources are aligned, and that new services and resources are developed when needed, to best meet the needs of mothers and newborns, stressing on the importance of raising awareness by all stakeholders on maternal and newborn safety issues, to help ensure safe and high-quality care for mothers and newborns.
The conference discussed many important topics, including key aspects of quality and safety during pregnancy and childbirth, risk management during periods of increased demand for health care services, lessons learned during COVID 19 pandemic, how telehealth will reshape health care delivery, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the flexibility and sustainability of the health care system in light of the growing demand for health services. In addition to discussing the principle of "value-based care", and how this can help achieve high quality, safe and effective care under the current circumstances.