Theme: Improving Paediatric Sepsis Outcomes
|October 04 , 2018|
|Diani Reef Hotel, Ukunda, Kenya|
|Slots available: 46|
The vast majority of the approximately 6 million children who die every year live in under-resourced countries. Pediatric sepsis contributes to a significant proportion of these deaths and is triggered by infection. It is preventable and treatable, and is a clear transnational health threat. Currently, there is lack of high quality evidence to support the existing guidelines and recommendations as data collection in under-resourced countries is challenging. The burden of mortality due to sepsis in low and middle income countries (LMICS) highlights the inequalities in health and healthcare that exist within and among countries globally. Thus, the network's main aim is to develop and validate tools for data collection, and data sharing, enabling quality improvement of care in secondary healthcare facilities, initially in Africa, and ultimately, across the world.
The Pediatric Sepsis Data CoLaboratory (Sepsis CoLab) and this workshop represents the culimination of more than 10 years of dedicated research to identify and validate predictors of poor outcomes in children with sepsis. This work has led to advocating for better awareness, training, and clinical management guidelines. Through efforts of our colleagues, sepsis has been recently recognized as a priority issue through the adoption of a World Health Assembly resolution by the World Health Organization (WHO) in May, 2017. There is momentum and interest to do more.
The vision for the Sepsis CoLab arose out of the recognition that despite important milestones recently achieved in the fight against sepsis, lack of routinely collected data is hampering progress. The Sepsis CoLab brings together active local experts in LMICS, as well as international collaborators.
This workshop will bring together key pediatric sepsis and eHealth stakeholders from the health research, healthcare and health policy sectors (including academia, NGOs and government). This meeting builds on a previous workshop held in February 2017, where pediatric researchers and implementers came together in South Africa to discuss technology for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH Tech). Collaborators identified three health challenges deemed to be major barriers to achieving the targets for sustainable development goals:
Five priority areas for improving MNCH using technology was selected as part of the resolution to meeting those challenges. We have selected two of these priorities to address through the Sepsis CoLab:
The primary goal of this meeting will be to identify research priorities and research sites based on the two previously identified priority areas and development of multi-site, international proposal.
|14:00 - 14:30||
Focusing on the fight against Pediatric Sepsis
|14:30 - 15:30||
Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis: Next Steps
|15:30 - 15:50||
|15:50 - 16:30||
What are your Priorities in your Context for Paediatric Sepsis?
|16:30 - 17:00||
Building on the Strengths of Collaboration