13 Sep 2019
World Sepsis Day
Sepsis is the body’s response to an infection that affects tissues and organs. It can, however, be treated in the early stages. It currently causes approximately six to nine million deaths worldwide every year, most of which are preventable. Sepsis also causes maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries and affects hospitalised patients in high-income countries.
During World Sepsis Day events are held to raise awareness of sepsis all over the world. It can range from medical education, to sports activities and fundraising events. #Worldsepsisday