Sepsis, pandemics, and antimicrobial resistance – Global health threats of the 21st Century

Added on : 9 September 2020

By: Quality of Care Network Secretariat

9 September 2020, 10:30 am to 6.30 pm CEST
The World Health Organization and the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA), are co-organising the online World Sepsis Congress Spotlight: Sepsis, Pandemics, and Antimicrobial Resistance – Global Health Threats of the 21st Century (WSC Spotlight).

The event will review achievements, challenges, and potential solutions to combat the threat of sepsis worldwide.
The congress will be co-chaired by Dr Hanan Balkhy, WHO Assistant Director-General for Antimicrobial Resistance, and Prof. Konrad Reinhart, President GSA.

An estimated 48.7 million people were affected by sepsis and 11 million lost their live to sepsis in 2017, according to the 2017 Global Burden of Disease Report. In addition, the steadily growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) contributes considerably to the enormous human, medical, and economic burden of infectious diseases.
Over the course of 6 distinctive sessions, the WSC Spotlight will:

  • Provide an overview of lessons and challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent Ebola outbreaks in the global fight against sepsis and AMR
  • Describe the current global epidemiology and burden of sepsis and AMR as well as explore a future research agenda
  • Explore innovative, novel, and cost-effective approaches to preventing and combating sepsis and AMR

On the same day, the WHO will launch the first Global report on the epidemiology and burden of sepsis.
See the programme and learn more: