Programme Director
Mervyn MER MD PhD – Department of Medicine, Divisions of Critical Care and Pulmonology at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Sepsis ALIVE is the new training programme covering principles and practical aspects of sepsis and global infections in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC).


Sepsis is one of the most frequent causes of death. The majority of deaths from acute infectious diseases and sepsis occur in low- and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs). In striking contrast to these numbers, resources to treat and education on sepsis are the lowest in those areas of the world.

Education is considered one of the keys to improving the care of patients suffering from infectious diseases and sepsis in LMICs.

This training course aims to improve the knowledge of healthcare workers in LMICs on current concepts as well as principles and practical aspects of sepsis and global infections of relevance. This includes an understanding of:

  • Sepsis
  • Recognition and management of common global disorders
  • Principles of antimicrobial use
  • Relevant infection prevention control practices

The training programme includes self-study content with 16 chapters that open progressively.

Each self-study chapter includes e-Book reading content and supporting presentations created with the support of dedicated international experts, followed by a short self-assessment quiz.

A series of 4 Live webinars will take place in late 2023 where the highlights of the self-study content are further discussed among experts and participants. The training programme includes:

Online self-study

  • Acute Life-Threatening Paediatric Infections
  • Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
  • Definitions Pathogenesis Principles of Sepsis
  • Diarrheal illnesses
  • Fungal Infection in the ICU
  • IAI and UTI
  • Prevention of nosocomial infections and vaccination
  • Lines and line sepsis
  • Meningitis
  • Organ Support in Sepsis
  • Severe Malaria
  • Sepsis in the HIV: Infected Patient
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • The appropriate use of antibiotics
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers

Live Webinars

More details about live webinars’ contributors and topics coming soon.

The content for online study as well as access to the live webinars are available upon registration in the online platform.

Evaluation: formative and summative evaluations will be carried out. Full details are available on the online platform.

IMPORTANT! The programme will stay open as long as it is needed. Participants can register at any time and complete the programme based on their availability. Live webinars will be recorded and made available on the online platform together with the rest of the programme content and resources.

This training programme aims to provide essential support to intensive care professionals who wish to learn how to manage challenges induced by sepsis in LMICs.

Certificates of achievement with 30 CME credits will be provided to those who complete the full training programme.

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