Today Is World Sepsis Day: The ASA Is Calling Everybody in Africa to Support World Sepsis Day

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Today is World Sepsis Day* - countless events in all parts of the world are raising awareness for sepsis today.

In addition to joining local WSD Events, here are some last minute tips to get involved online or in your institution:


Sign the World Sepsis Declaration

It’s like a petition against sepsis - the more people sign it, the better.


Follow World Sepsis Day on Social Media

World Sepsis Day is ‘World Sepsis Day’ on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook - make sure to follow them if you aren’t yet.


Post to Your Social Media

Posting to your personal or company social media account raises awareness and helps to save lives. Templates for posts are below - it’s as simple as copying and pasting. All post are 280 characters or less, meaning they work on Twitter effortlessly. Most work best with a WSD Infographic or a Sepsis Awareness Clip…

  • Sepsis is not only a medical #emergency, but also a global health crisis, affecting up to 30 million people a year - September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay. Join us in raising awareness for #sepsis - awareness saves lives! #stopsepsis #savelives

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay - I am/We are participating to raise #awareness for #sepsis and #WorldSepsisDay - what are you doing? Start at and help #stopsepsis #savelives

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide - these are the most common #sources of #sepsis.

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! While everybody can get sepsis, certain people are at an even higher risk. Join us in raising #awareness for #sepsis - awareness saves lives! #stopsepsis #savelives

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! #Sepsis is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately - if you see 2 or more #symptoms, act immediately. #stopsepsis #savelives

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! #Sepsis is the most preventable cause of death worldwide. It can be prevented by #vaccination, #sanitation, and #awareness. Everything depends on #you! Join us and #stopsepsis #savelives

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! #Sepsis does not end at hospital discharge - many #sepsissurvivors face lifelong consequences. Join us to raise awareness! #stopsepsis #savelives

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! Join our global movement now - it is as easy as downloading our free #infographics or #sepsis #awareness clips from and posting them from your account. Raising awareness starts with #you. #stopsepsis #savelives

  • I am participating in the #WorldSepsisDay #Photochallenge to raise awareness for #sepsis, a disease affecting 30 million people annually, but often neglected by #policymakers, the general public, and even #healthcare #professionals - join the global movement to #stopsepsis now!

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay - I am participating in the #photochallenge to raise #awareness for #sepsis and #WorldSepsisDay - what are you doing? Start at and help #stopsepsis #savelives



The official hashtags for World Sepsis Day are:

  • #WorldSepsisDay

  • #Sepsis

  • #StopSepsis

  • #SaveLives

We explicitly discourage using #WorldSepsisDay2019, #WSD19, or #WSD - if we want to ‘trend’, it is imperative we all use the same hashtags.


Infographics, Sepsis Awareness Clips, and More Free Resources

The WSD Toolkit Section has tons of new material - brand-new Sepsis Awareness Clips (covering symptoms, sources, risk groups, and more in about 30 seconds), posters, new wallpapers, and of course our WSD Infographics in six languages, among many other things - all for free and just two clicks away. You can use the material on social media or anywhere else on the internet, or even print it.


WSD Photo Challenge

The WSD Photo Challenge is a quick and easy way to raise awareness for sepsis and show your support for World Sepsis Day - simply print the photo board you like best, write your name on it, take a picture, and upload to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, or wherever you like.


Sepsis in 3 Minutes - Video

The video ‘What Is Sepsis? (Sepsis explained in 3 minutes)’ has been viewed over 200,000 times across all 7 languages - it explains many facets of the complex topic that is sepsis in just 3 minutes.

Please send the video to your loved ones - it could save their life:


Press Release

A press release as well as a press release template is available for you to customize and disseminate in multiple languages.


2019 WSD Event Poster

After World Sepsis Day, the 2019 WSD Event Poster will summarize all events that took place around WSD this year - make sure to take some pictures.

On September 14th, there will be a form available here (URL to bookmark: allowing you to upload a short description of your event and the best picture, to be featured on the poster. The poster will be made available for download later this year, and be printed and shipped to you later this year or early next year.


Donate to World Sepsis Day

The GSA, the organization behind WSD, is a small non-profit charity trying to make the world a better place - every cent helps and will be put to good use.


Thank you

Thank you so much for supporting World Sepsis Day - it really means the world to us.

For any questions, please contact them. Due to sheer volume, please allow them a couple of days to respond.

*at least in our time zone ;).

Marvin Zick