Author: CoBA

World Blood Donor Day 2024

World Malaria Day Report Blood The Neglected Therapy in Malaria Management In the context of global public health challenges, few issues demand as much focus and imme- diate action as malaria, a longstanding men- ace that continues to devastate communities around the world. The statistics from 2022 – 249 million cases and 608,000 deaths underscore […]

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Uganda’s Battle Against Sickle Cell DiseaseUganda’s Battle Against Sickle Cell Disease

Uganda’s Battle Against Sickle Cell DiseaseUganda’s Battle Against Sickle Cell Disease Nestled in the heart of Africa, Uganda is often hailed as the pride of the continent. Surrounded by South Sudan to the North, Kenya to the East, Tanzania and Rwanda to the South, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the West, Uganda […]

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CPHIA Official Side Event 2023

In Africa, a key challenge in health emergencies is ensuring a reliable blood supply. This is vital for addressing various health issues. The session, “Enhancing Africa’s health security: Blood as a cornerstone for pandemic preparedness,” highlights the importance of a robust blood supply system. It focuses on private sector involvement, addressing challenges, exploring opportunities, and […]

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Enhancing Africa’s Health Security: Blood As A Cornerstone For Pandemic Preparedness

In Africa, a key challenge in health emergencies is ensuring a reliable blood supply. This is vital for addressing various health issues. The session, “Enhancing Africa’s health security: Blood as a cornerstone for pandemic preparedness,” highlights the importance of a robust blood supply system. It focuses on private sector involvement, addressing challenges, exploring opportunities, and […]

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Uniting policy and implementation in Africa’s vital lifeline

Uniting policy and implementation in Africa’s vital lifeline  In the heart of Africa’s healthcare challenges lies a critical issue that demands urgent attention: the intricate interplay between policy formulation and practical implementation in blood system management. A robust and secure blood supply is an absolute necessity for saving lives, but the journey from well-intentioned policy […]

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Blood sharing in LMICs; A risky practice in African blood transfusions

Blood sharing in LMICs; A risky practice in African blood transfusions Introduction Blood transfusion is a life-saving medical procedure that plays a critical role in healthcare systems worldwide. In Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), such as those in Africa, blood is often a scarce resource, and healthcare providers face challenges in ensuring the safety and […]

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The vital role of blood in national security

The vital role of blood in national security Introduction In the vast and diverse continent of Africa, where cultures, landscapes, and resources interweave, one common thread unites all; the essence of life itself, embodied in blood. Beyond its biological significance, blood plays an essential role in the socio-economic and geopolitical fabric of the continent. From […]

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Exploring the Disparity of Female Blood Donors and Beneficiaries

Exploring the Disparity of Female Blood Donors and Beneficiaries Blood donation plays a vital role in saving lives, especially for those suffering from various medical conditions. Surprisingly, despite being the major beneficiaries of blood transfusions, women are significantly underrepresented as blood donors. This disparity raises important questions about the reasons behind the shortage of female […]

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Benefits of Transfusion in Haemoglobinopathies – Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Thalassemia

Benefits of Transfusion in Haemoglobinopathies – Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Thalassemia Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Thalassemia are complex hemoglobinopathies with distinct clinical manifestations and treatment requirements. In managing patients with these conditions, transfusion emerges as a cornerstone of care, offering numerous life-saving benefits.  For SCD patients, transfusion serves both acute and long-term needs. […]

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Safeguarding Health in Africa: Uncovering Safe Blood as a Crucial Missing Puzzle Piece

Safeguarding Health in Africa: Uncovering Safe Blood as a Crucial Missing Puzzle Piece In the vast and diverse continent of Africa, where health challenges are widespread, there is a critical issue that often goes unnoticed: the limited access to safe blood.   While much attention is given to improving healthcare infrastructure, access to medications, and disease […]

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