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 52 countries to provide the evidence base that helped quantify the true burden and assess the current management of maternal and neonatal sepsis. The study looked at how women with infection during pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum, or post-abortion were 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.

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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: