Here are some more examples of the STOP SEPSIS campaign in action from other corners of the world.
Our GLOSS colleagues María Fernanda Escobar and Javier Carvajal, together with Adriana Messa from Fundación Valle de Lili in Cali, Colombia have created a new video to showcase STOP SEPEIS campaign information about sepsis during pregnancy. The “Sepsis en embarazo” video is being shown on TV screens in the Fundación Valle del Lili during the data preparation and collection phases of the Global Maternal Sepsis Study. It is a wonderful demonstration of the campaign in action and an invaluable resource for healthcare practitioners and patients.
Note: video is available in Spanish language only.
Countries throughout the world have been getting ready for GLOSS data collection starting next week. Here are some images of the local trainings being held in some of the regions.
his week is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, a WHO initiative to raise awareness for a serious public health threat: antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Antibiotics are an important tool in effectively treating infections, including maternal and neonatal sepsis. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. As a result, the medicines become ineffective and infections persist in the body, increasing the risk of spread to others.
To prevent and control the spread of antibiotic resistance, healthcare providers can:
- Prevent infections by ensuring hands, instruments, and environment is clean.
- Only prescribe and dispense antibiotics when they are needed, according to current guidelines.
- Report antibiotic-resistant infections to surveillance teams.
- Talk to patients about how to take antibiotics correctly, antibiotic resistance and the dangers of misuse.
- Talk to patients about preventing infections (for example, vaccination, hand washing, safer sex, and covering nose and mouth when sneezing).
You can learn more about World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and download information and tools here.
In facilities around the world, healthcare providers are getting ready the start of GLOSS, which will take place 28 November to 4 December 2017. It’s exciting to see the STOP SEPSIS campaign in action.