Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine: Recognizing Sepsis as a Global Health Priority — A WHO Resolution


Today, the New England Journal of Medicine published our perspective about the resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sepsis by the World Health Assembly (WHA), the WHO’s decision-making body. 

Innumerable patients around the world have died prematurely or faced long-term disability. This toll of unnecessary suffering drove Germany, with the unanimous support of the WHO Executive Board and at the urging of the Global Sepsis Alliance, to propose the resolution adopted by the WHA. The resolution urges member states and the WHO Director-General to take specific actions to reduce the burden of sepsis through improved prevention, diagnosis, and management.

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Marvin Zick