Today is World Sepsis Day!

In recognition of this day and the hard work by all the providers and country coordinators participating in GLOSS, WHO just published an article showcasing Mexico. Although an awareness campaign accompanied the study to be implemented in all participating facilities, the country coordinator in Mexico decided to implement it country-wide, even in facilities that were not participating in GLOSS. This decision was made as a result of their own assessments at hospitals in every state in Mexico; they discovered that infections were among the top causes of death among women during or after pregnancy. Women had acquired these infections in both hospitals and communities. Dr Herrera Maldonado (GLOSS country coordinator) and her collaborators decided they must do more to understand how maternal sepsis was identified and managed.

“If we suspect sepsis we can have an impact on the reduction of maternal deaths from a preventable cause.” Dr Herrera Maldonado

With a better understanding of maternal sepsis, and with improved awareness of how to prevent, recognise and treat the condition, Dr Herrera Maldonado felt the GLOSS campaign would help Mexico to prevent maternal deaths nationwide.

Follow this link to read the entire article posted on the WHO website: http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/maternal-sepsis-mexico/en/

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