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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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 for the full release schedule.