It’s in Your Hands – Prevent Sepsis in Healthcare


Let’s mobilize healthcare workers, policy & decision-makers, patients, and relatives to join the Campaign.

The WHO calls on health facilities to prevent healthcare-associated sepsis by improving hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC). Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. At the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017, Member States adopted a resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

Healthcare-associated infections are common and are a risk factor for developing sepsis. However, most of these infections are preventable. Effective hand hygiene plays a key role. On World Hand Hygiene Day (May 5th 2018), the focus for everyone should be on prevention of sepsis in healthcare.

The African Sepsis Alliance is partnering with the WHO to raise awareness about antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial stewardship, and hand washing in Africa..

Join us in preventing sepsis in Africa.

Please find new May 5th resources, including 2018 campaign posters (one for a general advocacy and the other 5 for different target groups, highlighting the call to action to them which you can be placed around health facilities).

The map of health facility registrations has been updated recently.

Please register your organization and encourage more health facilities to sign up.

The updated the advocacy slide set (English version) as a PDF, please use some or all of this in any presentations you are giving as part of your campaign.

You can find the campaign message in languages other than English through the links on this page.

Marvin Zick