World Sepsis Day 2023 – Together we can end maternal sepsis

Every 4 minutes, a woman dies from a sepsis-related cause somewhere in the world, with the greatest burden borne by women in low- and middle-income countries.

On World Sepsis Day, join our efforts to raise awareness about maternal sepsis and help us disseminate our new video

We are testing effective strategies to prevent and manage maternal sepsis in Malawi and Uganda, via an integrated programme including hand hygiene, optimized use of antibiotics and improved surgical practices, and improved maternal sepsis management. This programme responds to the 70th World Health Assembly resolution Improving the prevention, diagnosis and clinical management of sepsis and the Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative objectives.