Coalition Set Up To Find Solutions To The Challenge of Safe, Sustainable, and Adequate Blood in Africa
Coalition of Blood for Africa is the first of its kind in the continent
A collaboration of stakeholders in the public and private sectors across sub-Saharan (SSA) launched the Coalition of Blood for Africa (CoBA) on a virtual platform. This reflects a growing consensus that progress toward adequage, safe and sustainable blood in Africa requires multi-stakeholder, multi-pronged and innovative approaches to impact lives across the continent. The coalition brings together an unprecedented array of health experts, including public-sector research institutes, ministries of health, academia, not-for-profit research and development organizations, NGOs, international organizations and funders all committed to finding solutions to address the challenges facing access to safe, sustainable blood in Africa. The launch of CoBA was convened by Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cell technology, in collaboration with Global Blood Fund, Africa Practice and Africa Health Business.