Prof Zahida Qureshi and Dr. George Gwako attend the Country Coordinators Training Workshop for Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS)
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Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-10-09 09:13
Location / Venue: 

Istanbul Turkey

Prof Zahida Qureshi and Dr. George Gwako attended a Country Coordinators Training Workshop for Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS) in Istanbul Turkey 9-10th October 2017

WHO staff from Geneva conducted this training workshop for country coordinators from 54 countries that will participate in this Global study. In each country data, will be collected over a one week period from 28th November to 4th December 2017.

This study is part of the “Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative” which has the overall goal of accelerating reduction of preventable maternal and newborn deaths related to sepsis.  The latest estimates suggest that infections are the underlying cause of 11% of maternal deaths and about 25% of newborn deaths, but the true burden of maternal infection and its complications is not well known. As is the case for other maternal conditions, the main reason for this uncertainty is the absence of standard definitions, identification criteria and measurement tools. In order to reduce the burden of maternal and neonatal infections it is necessary to have actionable identification criteria and optimize prevention and treatment of these conditions; improving our understanding of epidemiological and contextual factors will also contribute to that.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2020-11-20 09:13