how big is THE sepsis problem
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes Sepsis as a global threat, but that the global burden of sepsis is difficult to determine. However, recent studies have shown that the human cost metrics are staggering.
- 48.9 million cases
- 20 million cases and 2.9 million global deaths in children under five years of age
- 11 million sepsis-related deaths worldwide, 20% of all global deaths
- 85.0% of cases and related deaths worldwide occurred in low- and middle-income countries
- 1 person dies every 20 minutes from Sepsis
Sepsis has a significant impact both physically and mentally on those affected
Research has shown that sepsis survivors described experiencing psychological and cognitive impairments, fatigue, lack of concentration, loss of short-term memory, pondering and depression.
With Sepsis every MINUTE counts
Every hour that passes before sepsis is treated; the risk of death increases 7.6%
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of sepsis early is critical
- Then diagnostics to help identify a causal pathogen of infection leading to sepsis are important to guide targeted treatment.
- Once the source of infection is determined, treatment can begin
- The sooner sepsis is detected the faster treatment can begin and lives can be saved
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers Sepsis a global health emergency
persown is on a mission to stop sepsis
Our mission is to make accurate, low-cost point-of-care diagnostic testing and secure patient data available instantly to everyone across the globe, including those in resource-limited or logistically remote areas, in order to improve and save lives.
Early detection technology and clinician access save patient lives across the globe
Our vision is a world in which no one suffers or dies from treatable communicable disease, everyone receives swift, effective care when unavoidable illness arises, and good health supported by good technology allows humankind to live each day to the fullest.