On 17 September, the International Patient Safety Day, the Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI), joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in its global campaign to create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.
Dasman Diabetes Institute held an event aimed to raise awareness on patient safety, and hosted activities to drive improvement and stimulate innovative solutions by emphasizing the importance of establishing a safety culture at all levels of an organization.
The event included an open day that engaged visitors and service providers in patient safety practices around the Institute, and was also highlighted by an interactive session organized by the Patient Safety Club, a Kuwait Public Health Society’s initiative, to raise awareness for DDI staff on the Patient Safety Solutions that were endorsed and disseminated by the WHO.
Participating in the International Patient Safety Day offered an opportunity for DDI to showcase efforts and achievements towards promoting and sustaining patient safety that represented DDI’s patient safety role as a healthcare service provider, a research center, and a member of the community.
The DDI as a premier institute set up to address the growing diabetes epidemic in Kuwait, was inaugurated on the 16 June 2006, by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The DDI was founded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) as part of its efforts to promote national welfare.