On World Sepsis Day we renew our commitment to raise awareness of sepsis and increase efforts to reduce the worldwide burden of this life-threatening condition. Latest estimates pose that about 11 million people each year because of sepsis and evidence from GLOSS has shown the significant impact sepsis has on maternal mortality and morbidity. New evidence suggests that about one third of all births from women with infection were severe perinatal outcomes (neonatal near-miss or perinatal death).
Please help us amplify the messages around maternal sepsis and share the GLOSS-related publications widely:
- About 70 women per 1,000 livebirths had a maternal infection and 11 women per 1,000 live births had a severe maternal outcome during hospitalization – a much larger impact on global maternal mortality and morbidity than previously thought
- 1/3 of infants born to women with infection during pregnancy suffered an adverse perinatal outcome, including stillbirth and neonatal death – NEW DATA!
- Women enrolled during the post-partum or post-abortion period from facilities located in low-income countries and among women enrolled during pregnancy or childbirth from non-urban facilities were more likely to have severe maternal outcomes
- Awareness-raising is key! Healthcare providers from GLOSS reported that offering information and promoting supportive environments could improve identification & management or maternal infections and sepsis
Also visit our Resources page for other materials developed for the study and campaign.