September 13 is World Sepsis Day – Stop Sepsis, Save Lives

30 Aug, 2017

Sepsis is one of the most common, least-recognized illnesses in both the developed and developing world. Globally, 20 to 30 million patients are estimated to be afflicted every year, with over 6 million cases of neonatal and early childhood sepsis and over 100,000 cases of maternal sepsis. See the Infographic.

Sepsis is the common final pathway of all acute infections. It arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It may lead to shock, multiple organ failure, and death, especially if not recognized early and treated promptly. See the Infographic.

 World Sepsis Day is a concept developed by the Global Sepsis Alliance and operated as a collaborative effort with other organizations and individuals. Each year on September 13th, supporters all around the globe organize events to raise awareness for sepsis.

On September 12th, 2017, the Global Sepsis Alliance and the World Health Organization will host the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis.

The WSC Spotlight is a free online congress in the style of the 1st World Sepsis Congress last year, but focuses on a particular topic, which is Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis this year. It is a great opportunity to connect and learn with leading sepsis experts from around the globe.

To register now or to find out more on program, speakers, time zones, and much more please go to