About US

The Global Sepsis Alliance is a non-profit charity organization with the mission to provide global leadership to reduce the worldwide burden of sepsis. The GSA was founded in 2010 with the aim to raise awareness for sepsis worldwide and reduce sepsis deaths by 20 % by 2020.
As of today, more than 95 organizations from all over the world have joined the Global Sepsis Alliance.


Our Mission

Provide global leadership to reduce the worldwide burden of sepsis. 



A world free of sepsis.


What We Do

© Wolfgang Hanke, Lindgrün GmbH

© Wolfgang Hanke, Lindgrün GmbH

World Sepsis Day

In 2012, the GSA initiated World Sepsis Day. Every year on September 13, countless events raising awareness on sepsis are organized all over the world. The events range from medical education, to information for lay people, sport activities, fundraising events like pink picnics, and much more. To learn more, please visit the World Sepsis Day Homepage.

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Resolution on Sepsis

The GSA is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), national sepsis advocate groups, governments, and politicians, and on May 26th, 2017, the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the WHO, has adopted a resolution on sepsis. This resolution is a quantum leap in the global fight against sepsis and will save countless lives all over the world.

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World Sepsis Congress

World Sepsis Congress is the biggest congress on sepsis worldwide. Fostering our aspiration to bring knowledge about sepsis to all parts of the world, it is completely free and takes place online - so you can participate from wherever you are from your phone, tablet, or computer. Additionally, all talks are recorded and available on Apple Podcasts and YouTube.

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World Sepsis Congress Spotlight

The WSC Spotlight is a smaller satellite congress, focused on one particular aspect of sepsis. It is held with different topics every two years in the uneven years, in between the bigger and numbered World Sepsis Congresses.
We started in 2017 with the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis, in partnership with the WHO. The talks are available on YouTube and Apple Podcasts.

In early 2020, WSC Spotlight will return…

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Global Sepsis Awards (GSA Awards)

Every year, major achievements in the fight against sepsis are recognized with the Global Sepsis Awards in three categories:

  • Governments and healthcare authorities

  • Non-governmental organizations, patient advocate groups, or healthcare provider groups

  • Individual nominees

Winners of category 2 and 3 are awarded $ 2,500 for their respective sepsis projects. The GSA Awards are sponsored by the Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation.

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Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Quality improvement and patient safety are not only buzzwords in the healthcare sector right now, they are also incredibly important to saving lives.

The aim Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) is to provide resources to organizations/hospitals interested in improving quality control, help them implementing such measures, and connect them with people who have done similar projects in the past. The committee currently has 14 members, 12 of them medical professionals with a vast experience in quality improvement and patient safety.

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Members and Professional Network

The GSA was founded in 2010 as an association of members of the global sepsis community, including the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, the International Sepsis Forum, the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses, and the Sepsis Alliance. Since then, more than 50 additional associations from all over the world have joined GSA, making it the biggest coalition in the fight against sepsis worldwide.

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Social Media

One key part to fighting sepsis worldwide is awareness. Studies show that only 6 % to 50 % have heard the term sepsis before, highly depending on the country. To raise awareness for sepsis, we bring relevant information about sepsis and the work of the GSA directly to you, no matter what platform you prefer.