Misdiagnosed ‘sepsis’ now a global health priority for World Health Organization | The George Institute for Global Health

The adopted Resolution on Sepsis states:Each year, sepsis causes approximately six million deaths worldwide, most of which are preventable. 
Sepsis is a syndromic response to infection and the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases. 
Sepsis represents the most vital indication for the responsible use of effective antimicrobials for human health. 
The UN Member States urgently need to implement and promote measures for prevention; such as clean childbirth practices, infection prevention practices in surgery, improvements in sanitation, nutrition and delivery of clean water. 
Many vaccine-preventable diseases are a major contributor to sepsis in children and adults; national immunization programs are needed urgently. 
Sepsis is an emergency that requires time-critical actions, improved training of health care professionals and laypeople. 
UN Member States are required to promote research aimed at innovative means of diagnosing and treating sepsis across all ages, including research for new antimicrobial and other novel medicines/interventions, rapid diagnostic tests, and vaccines. 
Public awareness needs to be raised and encouraged, for example by using the term ‘sepsis’ when communicating with patients, relatives, and other parties, or by supporting World Sepsis Day, every year on September 13. 
Integrated approaches to the prevention and clinical management of sepsis are urgently needed, including access to appropriate health care for survivors. 
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) system needs to be applied and improved to establish the prevalence and profile of sepsis and the development of specific epidemiologic surveillance systems.

Source: Misdiagnosed ‘sepsis’ now a global health priority for World Health Organization | The George Institute for Global Health

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