That action includes providing information on sepsis for as many people as possible around the world to help prevent the disease and increase its survival rates. We’re also working to alert policymakers about the impact of sepsis, to improve overall prevention, recognition and treatment standards, and to form a lobby for those affected by the illness.
Numerous organizations from around the world, including
have joined forces to establish the World Sepsis Day.
We are appealing to healthcare providers and individual healthcare workers to do their part to help raise sepsis awareness in the global healthcare community.
Currently we are establishing a number of different measures to change the face of sepsis with your support. Some of these are:
A subsequent priority will be to create national and international sepsis registries to monitor the incidence and economic burden of sepsis.
To pave the way for early recognition and prompt treatment, the term “sepsis” and the early symptoms of the disease must become common knowledge. That’s why we are putting together information kits for healthcare workers on every level, and provide pocket cards for healthcare workers and medical presentations with the latest findings on sepsis.
Early recognition and fast treatment not only increase the patient’s chances of survival, but also limit the number of organs damaged by the disease and in some cases, prevent the need for amputation. Immediate action also reduces time spent in intensive care unit and the long-term post-traumatic impact of the disease.
It is compounded by the challenges of meeting everyday needs for example need for transportation, clean drinking water, proper nutrition, immunization, and general medical knowledge.
Every three seconds a young child in the developing world dies – in most cases from an infectious disease. In some countries, one child in five dies before its fifth birthday. Every day 3,000 people die from malaria, and 75% of them are children. Many of these deaths are caused by malarial sepsis, and behind each one lies a human tragedy. Because these diseases affect mainly young children and adult breadwinners, their impact on families can be catastrophic.
Close, coordinated collaboration between local healthcare authorities, healthcare professionals, and community workers is essential to improving this situation. That’s why the Global Sepsis Alliance and the World Sepsis Day coalition aim to support local organizations in developing sustainable programs for the prevention and proper treatment of sepsis and its underlying infections.
Join the World Sepsis Day movement and help us to change the face of sepsis.
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