Resources to Use and Share
Sepsis continues to be a leading cause of death for women and newborns. The Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative aims to better understand sepsis through research, collaboration, innovation and advocacy. Between 28 November and 04 December 2017, the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS) was conducted in 53 countries to provide the evidence base that will help quantify the true burden and assess the current management of maternal and neonatal sepsis. The study is looking at how women with infection during pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum, or post-abortion are identified and treated in participating hospitals.
The resources below were designed to help healthcare providers like you share the STOP SEPSIS campaign and equip your teams to better suspect, treat and prevent maternal and neonatal sepsis.
We welcome you to download and share these resources.
STOP SEPSIS Campaign Download Centre
OTHER RELEVANT RESOURCES
- WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care
- A Guide to the Implementation of the WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy
- SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. WHO’s global annual call to action for health workers
- Five Moments for Hand Hygiene Guidelines
- My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene Poster
- How to Handwash Poster
- How to Handrub Poster
Infection and disease management
- Stop Infections After Surgery Poster
- Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection
- WHO Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment of Maternal Peripartum Infections
- Managing Possible Serious Bacterial Infection in Young Infants When Referral is Not Feasible
- Recommendations for Management of Common Childhood Conditions
OTHER GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO PREVENT SEPSIS
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that continues to cause approximately 6 million deaths worldwide each year, most of which are preventable.
Stopping sepsis is an important focus of the global health community, acknowledged in the resolution passed at the 2017 World Health Assembly to address the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sepsis. In fact, during World Health Assembly 2017, a special side event was organized focusing entirely on sepsis.
Several organizations are working to prevent sepsis, including maternal and neonatal sepsis. Here are a few with resources and tools for healthcare providers and patients: