About Us

The Australian Sepsis Network (ASN) is the only dedicated national body working to reduce the burden of sepsis in Australia, through research and advocacy. The ASN is a network of organisations and individuals with the common aim to improve outcomes for Australian patients with sepsis, and to provide information and support to the families and friends of people with sepsis. The ASN is hosted by The George Institute for Global Health.

Maddy

As an 18-year-old Honours Law student, Maddy was intelligent, beautiful, very independent, wickedly funny with sarcastic undertones (sometimes irreverent) and a great lover of all of God’s creatures, in particular dogs. Maddy was larger than life, a high achiever that typically got what she wanted, through sheer dedication and perseverance….

MJA – The WHO resolution on sepsis: what action is needed in Australia?

Australia needs a coordinated nationwide plan to reduce preventable deaths and disability from sepsis on 26 May 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a resolution on sepsis that urges member states to take specific actions. The resolution, co- sponsored by Australia, recognises that sepsis is a leading but poorly…

Mia

Little Mia Wilkinson might only be six, but already her story could span lifetimes. Little Mia is a pocket rocket who, despite her young age, just happens to be one of the gutsiest people you’ll ever meet. Mia could well have been another casualty of the deadly flu outbreak. This…

Matt

Matthew Ames was 39 years old when what started as a sore throat resulted in the loss of all four of his limbs. He had contracted streptococcal resulting in toxic shock and was never expected to survive. Matthew has beaten the odds, spurred on by the fact that he is…

World Sepsis Day 13 September 2019: Inspiration, Ideas, and Resources

The 8th World Sepsis Day is just 4 months away. The Global Sepsis Alliance have collected some ideas and inspiration for you to host the perfect World Sepsis Day event on September 13th. Lots of materials for your event are available in the GSA toolkit section – including infographics, pocket…