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Global Sepsis Awards 2016
The GSA rewards outstanding efforts in the fight against sepsis

The Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and its Awards Jury have decided about the winners of the 2016 Global Sepsis Awards. The awards will be presented to the winners in a ceremony in the context of international or national critical care meetings.

Global Sepsis Alliance and World Sepsis Day decided to honor excellent sepsis awareness and education initiatives and to recognize major achievements of governments, organizations and individuals consistent with the aims of the World Sepsis Declaration and World Sepsis Day movement on an annual basis.
Due to the great number of excellent applications in 2015 in all categories, both from resource limited areas as well as from highly industrialized countries the Global Sepsis Alliance Executive committee decided to establish in Category 2 and 3 two prices: one for organization and individuals from resource poor or limited areas and one for highly industralized countries. Each awardee or awarded organization in Category 2 and 3 will receive an Awardcertificate and 2,500$ prize money.

Our congratulations go to the following awardees in 2016:

Category I.
Governments and Health Care Authorities
• National Health Service Wales, UK
• Patient Safety Center of Tuscany Region, Italy
• Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC), Australia

Category II.
Non-governmental organizations, patient advocate groups or healthcare provider groups
• Latin-American Sepsis Institute (LASI), Brazil
• The UK Sepsis Trust, UK

Category III: Individuals
• Dr. Ratapum Champunot, Thailand
• Marcia J. Ingles, Australia

Special Award:
• The Rory Staunton Foundation (USA)
Honoured for exceptional efforts with a global outreach and the unique success to increase awareness for sepsis on all levels of the society

The GSA and World Sepsis Day issued the 'Global Sepsis Awards' to award and honour excellent sepsis awareness and education initiatives and to recognize major achievements of governments, organizations and individuals, consistent with the aims of the World Sepsis Declaration and World Sepsis Day movement. An award jury comprised of internationally recognized experts in patient safety and sepsis management evaluated all award submissions and identified award recipients. The Global Sepsis Awards are sponsored by the Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation.

We thank all applicants and awardees for their important contributions to reduce the death toll from sepsis. These tremendous efforts in our common fight against sepsis all are great examples and an inspiration for other sepsis initiatives around the world showing what can be done with outstanding commitment and great passion. The Board of the Global Sepsis Alliance trust that the GSA Awards will help to foster and to continue to improve sepsis prevention and sepsis management in as many parts of the world as possible. We are grateful to all sepsis activists for their support in our common efforts cementing sepsis’ place on the global health stage.

Please inform us about your sepsis initiatives, quality improvement programs and activities. And do not forget to apply or to nominate for the GSA Awards 2017!

Email: World Sepsis Day Head Office

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Global Sepsis Awards 2017 - Apply and nominate now!
Global Sepsis Alliance and World Sepsis Day decided to honor excellent sepsis awareness and education initiatives and to recognize major achievements of governments, organizations and individuals consistent with the aims of the World Sepsis Declaration and World Sepsis Day movement on an annual basis.
Global Sepsis Awards 2015
The GSA and World Sepsis Day issued the ‘Global Sepsis Awards’ to honor excellent sepsis awareness and education initiatives and to recognize major achievements of governments, organizations and individuals, consistent with the aims of the World Sepsis Declaration and World Sepsis Day movement.
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.
What is sepsis
Pat had a pneumococcus sepsis because he lost his spleen after a car accident as a teenager. He experienced multiple organ failure, followed by critical illness polyneuropathy.