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Sepsis should be known!
We want to set World Sepsis Day on the Agenda of the World Health Assembly in 2016.

The Global Sepsis Alliance has established as its main focus for 2016 to persuade the World Health Assembly (WHA) to approve by official resolution the designation of World Sepsis Day (WSD) as one of the World Health Days. Currently we are in close contact with key ministries of health, politicians and stakeholders in UK, US, Germany and France and are very optimistic that one or more of these countries will take the lead and become co-sponsors of this initiative.

When this resolution ultimately comes before the WHA in early summer, it must be passed by a majority in the WHA. We would very much appreciate support from Ministries of Health and non-governmental organizations from all over the world. Please inform your Ministry of Health/other officials and NGOs with whom you are in contact about our plan and ask for their endorsement.

To assist you in your efforts, please find here:
• A conceptual draft of the resolution
• The conceptual report for a resolution on sepsis to be adopted by the World Health Assembly
• Key facts about sepsis

Please note that the draft resolution and report are conceptual; normally these documents are created by WHO itself once a lead country or countries request the matter be placed on the WHA agenda. We prepared these documents as suggestions (based on precedents from prior resolutions) to speed up the process, inform our supporters and stimulate discussions. The documents will be finalized/modified by the WHO at a later date.

Next steps:
• Please address your government representatives/other stakeholders, especially your Ministry of Health officials, and ask them to support the resolution for example by writing a letter of support to the secretariat of the WHA or to the Director- General of WHO, Margaret Chan.
• Please keep us and Ray Schachter, the chair of our World Health Day taskforce, updated about your activities and achievements. It would be great if your Ministry of Health formulated and send a “letter of intent” to us stating the following: “As the Minister of Health in ..., I, the undersigned, confirm my organization’s commitment and support for the resolution for sepsis at the World Health Assembly.”

We appreciate any support for this project.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you should have further questions.
Email: office@world-sepsis-day.org
FAQs
Over the past year we've been collecting the questions we receive most frequently about sepsis. Please share this information with your friends and family. Don’t see your question on the list? Get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to help.
Worldwide Sepsis Webinar
On 13th September 2015, we organized 
the first worldwide sepsis webinar. More than 20 sepsis experts from all over the world presented online-talks about specific sepsis topics. <br/> <a href="http://world-sepsis-day.org/wwsw"target="extern"class="CONTA_URL">... Click here to access recordings</a>
Too many people develop sepsis. Too few survive.
Get 13th September, World Sepsis Day, officially recognized as World Health Day by the World Health Assembly. With every heartbeat someone around the world contracts sepsis. <br><b/>The chance of surviving sepsis is high – if it is treated within the first few hours. </b>
WHO: Recognition of sepsis as Global Burden
To date, the Global Burden of Disease Report (GBDR) and the WHO website lists only “maternal sepsis” and “sepsis in newborns”.
Sepsis Facts
Sepsis is common and often deadly. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care.