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Making Sepsis a Global Health Priority
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September 2022

World Sepsis Day is a Global Sepsis Alliance initiative that started in 2012 and occurs every year on September 13th with events held all over the world to raise awareness about sepsis.


World Sepsis Day is important because it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis which accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually [1]. Yet, depending on the country and education, sepsis is known only to 7 – 50% of the people [2]. It is also poorly known that sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and that early recognition and treatment reduce sepsis mortality by 50% [3].  This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide.