september 13 - World Sepsis Day
The 2018 World Sepsis Day was the biggest and most successful yet, with countless events raising awareness for sepsis in all parts of the world. The 2018 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 houses in hospitals and healthcare facilities, and of course online events such as the '2nd World Sepsis Congress', and campaigns on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope, Snapchat, Peach, and many more social networks.
You can see a hand-picked selection of pictures from the 2018 World Sepsis Day in the gallery below.
WORLD SEPSIS DAY EVENT POSTER
Like in the past years, the World Sepsis Day Head Office has collected pictures from your events and created the 2018 World Sepsis Day Event Poster.
WHY IS WORLD SEPSIS DAY IMPORTANT?
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 7 to 9 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.
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE IN WORLD SEPSIS DAY?
World Sepsis Day is a favorable moment to increase public awareness for this poorly acknowledged healthcare 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 healthcare authorities, healthcare providers, and healthcare workers, policy makers, and 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, your contribution is highly valuable in the global fight against sepsis!
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