Sepsis always starts with an infection – causes at least 11 million deaths globally each year.

Sepsis is the number one preventable cause of death in the world, but very few people know what it is and what the consequences are. Every year, around 49 million people suffers from sepsis and 11 million don’t survive. To raise awareness about how to prevent and identify signs of sepsis, World Sepsis Day takes place every year on September...

Many patients affected by severe COVID-19 die from sepsis and its complications

While the number of global coronavirus infections has exceeded 28 million and the death toll is approaching 1 million, scientific data shows that COVID-19 does cause sepsis. Many patients affected by severe COVID-19 dies from sepsis and its complications. Sepsis accounts for at least 11 million deaths worldwide annually, but only a small part of...

Bactiguard supports the World Sepsis Day

Sepsis is a global health crisis and every 3-4 seconds someone dies of sepsis. The World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th every year and is an opportunity for people across the world to raise awareness and unite in the fight against sepsis. In our mission to prevent hospital acquired infections and save lives, Bactiguards is one of the main...

Bactiguard supports the 6th Annual World Sepsis Day

The sixth annual World Sepsis Day will be held on September 13th, 2017 by supporters in over 90 countries with Bactiguard as an official sponsor. World Sepsis Day is an opportunity for people across the world to unite in the fight against sepsis. In an effort to reduce the global burden of preventable sepsis, the Global Sepsis Alliance and the...

“Recognizing Sepsis as a Global Health Priority — A WHO Resolution” in the New England Journal of Medicine

On June 29, 2017, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published an article detailing the Global Sepsis Alliance’s (GSA) perspective on the World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sepsis. The term “sepsis” dates to at least the time of Hippocrates, who considered it the...

Focus on sepsis

Shahrzad Kiavash was anesthetized for almost 2 weeks and stayed in the hospital for seven months. Both her lower legs were amputated. Sepsis almost cost her life. Today, Shahrzad Kiavash competes in triathlon – where swimming, cycling and running are all included in the same race. “It was as if my body was in overdrive, I wanted to escape from...

Lund researchers awarded prestigious Global Sepsis Award

Every year 40 000 Swedes suffer from sepsis, with mortality rates as high as 20 percent. Even though the disease is almost as common as cancer, few Swedes have ever heard of it. Adam Linder, a researcher in internal medicine at the University of Lund, has been awarded the prestigious Global Sepsis Award 2017 by the Global Sepsis Alliance for his...

The World Health Organization adopts resolution to fight sepsis

On 26 May 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. The resolution urges governments to strengthen their policies in infection prevention and to decrease the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The resolution itself focuses on the following key preventive actions:...

The World Health Assembly Side Event on Sepsis

The World Health Assembly Side Event on Sepsis will take place on May 24th in Geneva. It will be jointly hosted by the Global Sepsis Alliance, the German Ministry of Health and the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations. This event is taking place on the occasion of the 70th World Health Assembly passing a resolution on sepsis,...

Bactiguard launches tool to reduce healthcare associated infections

Urinary tract infections resulting from the use of indwelling urinary catheters are one of the most common healthcare associated infections, causing patient suffering and a large financial strain on healthcare systems. These infections can also result in more serious complications such as bloodstream infections with high mortality rates. These...

Recognizing the 5th World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day, on September 13, is a collaborative project organized by the Global Sepsis Alliance and relevant non-governmental stakeholders with the aim of raising awareness on one of the most common yet least-recognized illnesses. Sepsis is the main cause of death from infection and kills more people than cancer in the developed world.[1]...