Our aim is to improve the survival and quality of life of sepsis patients through multidisciplinary applied health research at the
individual and health system level.
Achieving better understanding of the burden of sepsis in Africa and better characterise case definitions.
The African Research Collaboration on Sepsis is funded by the NIHR as a Global Health Research Group.
This £2m multinational project is led at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine by Dr Shevin Jacob and Dr Jamie Rylance, and includes establishing Centres of Sepsis Research Excellence in Malawi, Uganda, and Gabon.
ARCS was awarded the GSA Award due to their network making outstanding contribution to sepsis research and capacity building across Sub-Saharan Africa. ARCS has and continues to build sustainable partnerships between research and clinical organizations, ministries of health, non-government organizations, and the commercial sector.
World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis.
Since 2006, Dr Shevin Jacob’s research has been focused on improving our understanding of sepsis predominantly in non-pregnant adults hospitalized in resource-constrained settings, primarily Uganda. His first study was an observational study to investigate the aetiology, clinical management, and outcomes associated with sepsis in a predominantly HIV-infected hospital population in Uganda.