World Sepsis Day is an initiative organised by the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and takes place annually on 13 September. Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. This potentially life-threatening condition follows a unique and time-critical clinical course, which in the early stages is highly amenable to treatment through early diagnosis and timely and appropriate clinical management.
The GSA are hoping World Sepsis Day 2020 will be an opportunity to educate more people on the condition, highlighting its role as the most common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide, including SARS-CoV-2, malaria, Ebola, and others. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many events this year are taking place online.