WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on sepsis and its implications, opening the free online congress ‘WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis’ by WHO and GSA on September 12th, on the eve of the sixth World Sepsis Day on September 13th.


How to prevent sepsis

How to prevent sepsis – the role you can play in health care and communities
Every year sepsis affects 30 million people worldwide, anyone with an infection can develop sepsis but some are more at risk than others. This short, animated WHO video provides key information on the risks associated with sepsis and how infections and their evolution to sepsis can be prevented in health care and the community, so that together we can help save millions of lives.


It’s in your hands

In 2018, WHO’s “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign focuses on sepsis in health care facilities.


Infection Prevention and Control in Maternal and Neonatal Care

The toolkit is divided into 6 sessions. The first session covers the essential knowledge of standard precautions required for good infection prevention and control. The other five sessions develop this knowledge and apply it clinically to common situations in antenatal care, labour, childbirth and neonatal care. Currently the first three sessions are now available.

The goal of this training package is to integrate IPC standards and practices within the key steps of the care pathway for women and newborns, from the pre-natal to the post-natal period.