Improving Sepsis Care in Kenya: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Sustainable Development Goal No. 3 (SDG-3) of the World Health Organization seeks to ensure that universal healthcare for all becomes a reality, even in underserved populations. Resource-limitation and lack of protocolized care have been identified as major causes of poor outcomes among the critically-ill in low- to middle-income countries.
The implementation of a standardized approach to sepsis recognition and sepsis management in Kenya is therefore key to improving the quality of care offered to our patients, irrespective of the healthcare facility they are managed in.
For this reason, on the 13th September 2019, the African Sepsis Alliance, in conjunction with the Critical Care Society of Kenya will hold the Kenya Sepsis Symposium in Eldoret, Kenya at a meeting that will attract healthcare workers of all cadres, administrators, and policy makers. We plan to roll out a modified sepsis pathway for low-resource settings for implementation in our healthcare facilities as we officially launch the Kenya Sepsis Alliance to champion sepsis activities locally.