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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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Addressing Maternal Health: Why we need blood to change the maternal health story in Africa

Addressing Maternal Health: Why We Need Blood to Change the Maternal Health Story in Africa Maternal health is a pressing global concern, and within the context of Africa, the lack of adequate blood supply exacerbates the challenges faced by pregnant women. Maternal mortality rates in Africa are significantly higher compared to other regions, with many […]

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