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“It's in your hands—prevent sepsis in health care”; May 5 2018 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign

  • Hiroki Saito
    Affiliations
    Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Tcheun Borzykowski
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    Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Claire Kilpatrick
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    Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Daniela Pires
    Affiliations
    Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

    Department of Infectious Diseases, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte and Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Benedetta Allegranzi
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    Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Didier Pittet
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    Address correspondence to Didier Pittet, MD, MS, Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland. (D. Pittet).
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Published:March 16, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.02.006
      Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection.
      • Singer M.
      • Deutschman C.S.
      • Seymour C.W.
      • Shankar-Hari M.
      • Annane D.
      • Bauer M.
      • et al.
      The third international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock (sepsis-3).
      It is estimated to affect >30 million people worldwide every year with high mortality and morbidity.
      • Fleischmann C.
      • Scherag A.
      • Adhikari N.K.
      • Hartog C.S.
      • Tsaganos T.
      • Schlattmann P.
      • et al.
      Assessment of global incidence and mortality of hospital-treated sepsis. current estimates and limitations.
      Sepsis was reported as a key global health issue at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in 2017 where a resolution on sepsis was adopted by Member States.
      • Rhodes A.
      • Evans L.E.
      • Alhazzani W.
      • Levy M.M.
      • Antonelli M.
      • Ferrer R.
      • et al.
      Surviving sepsis campaign: international guidelines for management of sepsis and septic shock: 2016.
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