september 13 - World Sepsis Day 

World Sepsis Day was the biggest yet, with countless events in all parts of the world. The 2017 WSD Event Poster summarizes those events. 
There were events for medical professionals, sport activities, photo exhibitions, pink picnics, gala events, dinners, public events such as open days in hospitals and healthcare facilities, and of course online events such as the 'World Sepsis Congress Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis', and campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, Snapchat, Peach and many more social networks. 
You can see a hand-picked selection of pictures from WSD 2017 in the gallery below.



Like in the past five years, the World Sepsis Day Head Office has collected pictures from your events and has created the 2017 WSD Event Poster, available to download here



World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually. Yet, depending on country and education, sepsis is known only to 7 – 50 % of the people. Likewise, it is poorly known that sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and clean care and that early recognition and treatment reduces sepsis mortality by 50 %. This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide.



World Sepsis Day is a favorable moment to increase public awareness for this poorly acknowledged health care disaster, but also to show support and solidarity with the millions of people who lost their loved ones, or, as sepsis survivors, suffer from long-term consequences of sepsis. World Sepsis Day is a great opportunity to remind the public, media, national, and international health care authorities, health care providers, and health care workers, policy makers, and the governments that there is an urgent need to increase and improve education on the facility, regional, national, and international level. The easiest way to support World Sepsis Day: Share the link for signing the World Sepsis Declaration with your colleagues, families, friends, and everyone that should be informed about sepsis.

Thanks for hosting a World Sepsis Day event, we highly appreciate your valuable contribution in the fight against sepsis!

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