On May 26, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. During this assembly, delegates agreed on a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, outlining these important actions for WHO:
- Urge governments to strengthen policies and processes related to sepsis and emphasize the importance of reinforcing health worker training to more effectively diagnose and treat sepsis
- Develop a report on sepsis and guidance for its prevention and management
- Help countries develop the necessary infrastructure, laboratory capacity, strategies and tools to reduce the burden of sepsis
- Assist developing countries in gaining access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable sepsis treatments and tools for infection prevention and control
Learn more about this resolution on sepsis by visiting the WHO assembly website.