We in the Global Sepsis Alliance have come together to raise the public and professional profile of sepsis - a problem that is common, global in scope, and devastating in its consequences. This devastating impact of sepsis we have witnessed is what has led us to initiate the World Sepsis Day. We know the toll of sepsis can be reduced, but we recognize that a major barrier to success lies in the fact that sepsis is largely unknown to the public, and poorly understood by professionals. Too many people develop sepsis. Too few survive. We will change this.
The World Sepsis Day wouldn’t be possible without dedicated work of many individuals and organizations.
The World Sepsis Day is an initiative of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA), which was founded by a caring group of non-profit organizations:
The members of the world federations and other professional organizations that support the WSD come from 69 countries and represent more than 600,000 physicians, nurses and allied healthcare workers. The WSD coalition builds on the expertise of its member sepsis advocacy groups and professional organizations, all of whom are dedicated to the fight against sepsis. The WSD coalition is a united and powerful movement that spans the globe and helps to drive robust progress. The international WSD steering committee and advisory board provide leadership and guidance for the World Sepsis Day campaign. The WSD steering committee is comprised of the following experts from the fields of infectious diseases, emergency and critical care medicine:
Each national WSD partner organization provides representation to the international WSD advisory board
Goal 2013 Increase the number of hospitals that support the World Sepsis Declaration and World Sepsis Day from around 1,200 to 2,500. ...read more