In July of 2019, I was the keynote speaker at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s conference in Sydney. I spent a week speaking to a variety of audiences: consumers, insurance providers, pharmacists, media and government officials. At the conference, the Federal Minister of Health declared that medication safety would be made a national priority for the country.
At the 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, mentioned Andrew in his opening speech when he spoke to international delegates about the importance of eradicating preventable harm from medical error. Andrew’s legacy has reached international levels.
I now sit on the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Patient Safety Day Steering Committee with international leaders in patient safety.