A World Free of Sepsis


Sepsis is the preventable cause of death number one

Sepsis is the common final pathway of all acute infections. It arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It may lead to shock, multiple organ failure, and death, especially if not recognized early and treated promptly. 

It affects more than 30 million people a year; of whom 6 to 8 million die. Surviving patients suffer from the consequences for the rest of their lives.

The Global Sepsis Alliance was founded in 2010 with the aim to raise awareness for sepsis worldwide and reduce sepsis deaths by 20 % by 2020.
Learn more about the members of the GSA here. If you want to get to know the people behind the GSA, you can meet our team here.

The over 500,000 caregivers from all over the world united in the Global Sepsis Alliance envision "a world free of sepsis" - and together, we can make it happen!

The mission of the GSA is to:
•Prevent infections leading to sepsis
•Increase awareness in lay people and healthcare workers
•Improve access to healthcare and urgent response to sepsis
•Provide access to adequate rehabilitation for every sepsis survivor