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Infection

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 733–734 | Cite as

The African Sepsis Alliance: making a difference in the fight against sepsis in Africa

  • Jamie Rylance
  • Emmanuel Nsutebu
  • Kamal Osman Mergani
  • Martin Peter Grobusch
  • Shevin T. Jacob
  • the African Sepsis Alliance
Correspondence

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

JR, STJ, KO, MPG, and EN are executive members of the African Sepsis Alliance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamie Rylance
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Nsutebu
    • 3
  • Kamal Osman Mergani
    • 4
  • Martin Peter Grobusch
    • 5
    • 6
  • Shevin T. Jacob
    • 2
    • 7
    • 8
  • the African Sepsis Alliance
  1. 1.Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome TrustBlantyreMalawi
  2. 2.Liverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.Royal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK
  4. 4.Omdurman Military HospitalKhartoumSudan
  5. 5.Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical CenterUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Institute of Tropical MedicineUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany
  7. 7.WalimuKampalaUganda
  8. 8.Infectious Diseases InstituteKampalaUganda

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