Sepsis Awareness Day is observed during September and sponsored by The Global Sepsis Alliance, of which Sepsis Alliance is a founding member. September 13 is designated as World Sepsis Day. This one day brings together people in health care and members of the public to recognize that sepsis is a global problem.
Sepsis Awareness Day is held in September 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 the country and education, sepsis is known only to 7 – 50 percent 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 fifty percent. This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide.
For more information, visit http://www.world-sepsis-day.org
The awareness color for Sepsis is Black and Red.