Globally, 5 million people die from trauma each year, with approximately 1/3 of these deaths occurring within 48 hours due to blood loss.
50% of blood donations are still not voluntary in 58 countries 50 of whom are in LMICs.
Sub-Saharan Africa: 35 out of 48 countries collect less than half of the blood needed to meet the transfusion demand.
With a collaborative and inclusive approach, CoBA brings together diverse stakeholders. We work towards enhancing blood systems in Africa to realize the highest standards of quality and safety.
95% of all malaria cases and 96% of deaths arise from Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is known to cause anaemia as a major side effect and patients severely affected, especially children die due to lack of blood.
1 in 3 African children under the age of 5 are malnourished and predisposed to iron deficiency anaemia. Lack of blood in severe cases of iron deficiency leads to mortality.
Sickle Cell Disease
More than 80 million people affected worldwide by sickle cell disease live in Africa. Representing 66% of the global disease burden. Approximately 1000 children are born with the disease every day in Africa, making it the most prevalent genetically acquired disease in the region.
Neglected Tropical Diseases
40% of individuals affected with neglected tropical diseases(NTDs) reside in Sub-Saharan Africa. NTDs claim numerous lives, particularly due to fatal anaemia resulting from. delayed access to blood.