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Too many people develop sepsis. Too few survive.
Get 13th September, World Sepsis Day, officially recognized as World Health Day by the World Health Assembly. With every heartbeat someone around the world contracts sepsis.
The chance of surviving sepsis is high – if it is treated within the first few hours.

Only four hours after onset of sepsis the survival rate sinks dramatically. The best way to increase sepsis survival and quality of life after sepsis is to recognize the early signs of sepsis and start treatment immediately.

‘It’s possible to increase sepsis survival – I did survive sepsis – more people can. If the World Health Assembly acknowledges sepsis as Global Burden, by highlighting World Sepsis Day, every government around the world will have to take action.’
Ray Schachter, Chairman of the World Health Day task force of the Global Sepsis Alliance.

… click here for professional biography


Sepsis is an expensive global healthcare problem with an estimated 8 million deaths – which can be reduced. The best centres, mainly in industrialized countries, have doubled patients’ chances of survival and reduced their ICU costs significantly. They achieved this by simply recognizing the onset of sepsis early and responding rapidly. However, only 10-30% of patients with sepsis receive this excellent care.
... more facts about sepsis

Every acute infection can lead to sepsis, commonly known as ‘blood poisoning’; saving lives depends on antimicrobial and other quick supportive treatments. Early recognition of sepsis, rapid antimicrobial therapy and resuscitation, and vital organ support is what matters. In short, sepsis is a medical emergency and each hour counts.
Governments, the general public, healthcare professionals and scientists need to cooperate closely to fight this hidden healthcare disaster. Vaccination, good hand hygiene and avoidance of healthcare-associated infection are measures to prevent infections and help to reduce the burden of sepsis.

‘The world must face the fact that despite the advances of modern medicine, the fight against sepsis is far from won.’
Konrad Reinhart, Chairman Global Sepsis Alliance

... click here for professional biography

Trigger a snowball effect – everybody can join and help. Campaign with us and get World Sepsis Day mandated by the United Nations, the General Assembly and World Health Assembly.
The Global Sepsis Alliance World Health Day task force will coordinate the campaign and ensure that the global sepsis community speaks with one voice around the world.

WHD Task Force Members:
• Ray Schachter, Lawyer - Chairman of the Global Sepsis Alliance World Health Day task force
• Don Bredle, Associate Professor Emeritus, Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
• Ron Daniels, CEO Global Sepsis Alliance, CEO UK Sepsis Trust
• Carl Flatley, Founder of the Sepsis Alliance and the Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation
• Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, Vice-Chairman Global Sepsis Alliance
• Flavia Machado, Past-Chair Latin American Sepsis Institute
• Keith Martin, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
• Konrad Reinhart, Chairman Global Sepsis Alliance

Download ... WHD_Task_Force_Members_Biographies.pdf


The first thing you can do: Speak up about sepsis.
Only what is named is known.


Are you a governmental decision-maker and you would like further information?
Email: Contact the Chairman of the World Health Day task force

You are a sepsis survivor and you want World Sepsis Day mandated as World Health Day? We have pre-drafted letters in German, English and Spanish available for your convenience. Use the letter and write to your local Member of Parliament or Senator, your national Minister or Ministry of Health.
Email: I offer support!

Download ... 2015_WSD_FactSheet_Essentials_English.pdf
Download ... 2015_WSD_FactSheet_long_English.pdf
FAQs
Over the past year we've been collecting the questions we receive most frequently about sepsis. Please share this information with your friends and family. Don’t see your question on the list? Get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to help.
Sepsis should be known!
We want to set World Sepsis Day on the Agenda of the World Health Assembly in 2016.
Worldwide Sepsis Webinar
On 13th September 2015, we organized 
the first worldwide sepsis webinar. More than 20 sepsis experts from all over the world presented online-talks about specific sepsis topics. <br/> <a href="http://world-sepsis-day.org/wwsw"target="extern"class="CONTA_URL">... Click here to access recordings</a>
WHO: Recognition of sepsis as Global Burden
To date, the Global Burden of Disease Report (GBDR) and the WHO website lists only “maternal sepsis” and “sepsis in newborns”.
Sepsis Facts
Sepsis is common and often deadly. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care.