WSC Spotlight: Neonatal Sepsis

Each year, sepsis kills more than 1 million newborns globally. Many factors contribute to the high number of neonatal deaths from infection, including under-recognition of illness, delay in care seeking by the family, and lack of access to quality health care services.

On 12 September 2017, the third session of the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis focused specifically on neonatal sepsis, including sociocultural issues, the burden of the disease and best practice for prevention and treatment.

We are pleased to share the full video for the WSC Spotlight session on neonatal sepsis here.

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Speakers:

Chair: Shamim Qazi, WHO, Switzerland

Sepsis in Newborns — Broad Overview of Sociocultural Issues

Zulfiqar Bhutta, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Burden, Definition, and Post-Discharge Mortality

Niranjan Kissoon, Global Sepsis Alliance, Canada

Neonatal Sepsis — Prevention and Treatment

Steve Wall, Save the Children, United States

Treatment Where Referral Is Not Feasible

Samira Aboubaker, WHO, Switzerland

Clinical Signs of Sepsis in Neonates

Pierre Tissií¨res, Paris South University Hospital, France

Is There a Role for Biomarkers in Antibiotic Stewardship in Neonates Suspected of Early Onset Sepsis?

Annemarie van Rossum, Sophia Children‘s Hospital, Netherlands

 

You can access the full suite of materials shared at the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis on the WSC Youtube channel or via podcasts available in the Apple iTunes store. Please visit www.wscspotlight.org/schedule for the full release schedule.

 

 

WSC Spotlight: Maternal Sepsis

Every pregnant (or recently pregnant) woman is at risk of an infection that could trigger sepsis, a leading cause of death for women. WHO has developed a standardised definition of maternal and neonatal sepsis to bring it in line with the current understanding of sepsis in the adult population: “maternal sepsis is a life-threatening condition defined as organ dysfunction resulting from infection during pregnancy, childbirth, post-abortion, or postpartum period”.

On 12 September 2017, the second session of the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis focused specifically on the new WHO definition of maternal sepsis and current research, knowledge and initiatives to better understand maternal sepsis and how to best suspect, treat and prevent it.

We are pleased to share the full video for the WSC Spotlight session on maternal sepsis here.

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Speakers:

Chair: Arri Coomarasamy, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Maternal Sepsis — Challenges, Burden, Definition, and Identification

Joao Paulo Souza, WHO, Switzerland

Prevention and Management of Maternal Sepsis

David Lissauer, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Management of Maternal Septic Shock

Maria Fernanda Escobar Vidarte, FIGO, Colombia

The Global Maternal Sepsis Study

Mercedes Bonet, WHO, Switzerland

Addressing Maternal Sepsis in LMIC

Jeffrey Smith, Jhpiego, United States

 

You can access the full suite of materials shared at the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis on the WSC Youtube channel or via podcasts available in the Apple iTunes store. Please visit www.wscspotlight.org/schedule for the full release schedule.

 

 

World Sepsis Congress: WSC Spotlight on Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis

On 12 September 2017, healthcare providers from around the world joined the first virtual World Sepsis Congress Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis. The inaugural WSC Spotlight, convened by the Global Sepsis Alliance and the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization, was held leading up to World Sepsis Day 2017. Experts shared research, perspectives, tools and information about how to suspect, treat and prevent maternal and neonatal sepsis.

We are pleased to share here the first session on the topic of Challenges of Medicine, Politics, and Society. You can also watch a short video of the opening remarks by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, here.

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Speakers:

Chair:

Niranjan ‘Tex’ Kissoon, Global Sepsis Alliance, Canada

Opening Remarks:

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Switzerland

Sepsis and the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals:

Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO, Switzerland

Over 7 Million Childhood Deaths Averted – Progress Report by the Vaccine Alliance:

Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO GAVI, Switzerland

Nationwide Sepsis Awareness Saves Lives:

Ron Daniels, UK Sepsis Trust, United Kingdom

Challenges of Sepsis Care and Research in Sub-Saharan Africa:

Elizabeth Molyneux, World Child Cancer, Malawi

Opportunities and Challenges of the WHO Resolution on Sepsis:

Konrad Reinhart, Global Sepsis Alliance, Germany

 

You can access the full suite of materials shared at the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis on the WSC Youtube channel or via podcasts available in the Apple iTunes store. Please visit www.wscspotlight.org/schedule for the full release schedule.