• East Asia
    & Pacific
    0
  • Europe
    & Central Asia
    0
  • Latin America
    & Caribbean
    0
  • Middle East
    & North Africa
    0
  • North
    America
    0
  • South
    Asia
    0
  • Sub-Saharan
    Africa
    0
    • An estimated 130 million babies are born globally each year.
    • The current estimated global population stands at over 7.7 billion.
    • The UN projects world population in 2050 could be 9.8billion.
    • The UN expects most increases will be concentrated to just 9 countries: India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, the United States of America, Uganda and Indonesia

Children under 5
with anaemia

  • East Asia
    & Pacific
    25%
  • Europe
    & Central Asia
    22%
  • Latin America
    & Caribbean
    28%
  • Middle East
    & North Africa
    35%
  • North
    America
    9%
  • South
    Asia
    55%
  • Sub-Saharan
    Africa
    60%
    • Anaemia is the most common of all blood disorders.
    • Children under the age of five are the most affected.
    • Stem cell therapy can be used to treat anaemia.
    • Cells from stored cord blood are used to boost the production of healthy red blood cells. This process restores the balance in the blood and helps alleviate the symptoms of anaemia.
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Pregnant women
receiving pre-natal care

  • East Asia
    & Pacific
    95%
  • Europe
    & Central Asia
    93%
  • Latin America
    & Caribbean
    97%
  • Middle East
    & North Africa
    86%
  • North
    America
    98%
  • South
    Asia
    79%
  • Sub-Saharan
    Africa
    82%
    • Millions of pregnant women globally don't have access to suitable pre-natal care.
    • Only 50% of women globally receive the recommended amount of care during pregnancy.
    • WHO Recommends 8 visits to or with health providers throughout pregnancy.
    • Women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have the lowest amount of pre-natal visits.

Births attended
by skilled health staff

  • East Asia
    & Pacific
    95%
  • Europe
    & Central Asia
    99%
  • Latin America
    & Caribbean
    95%
  • Middle East
    & North Africa
    86%
  • North
    America
    99%
  • South
    Asia
    76%
  • Sub-Saharan
    Africa
    58%
    • Not every birth is attended by skilled health staff.
    • An estimated 303,000 mothers and 2.5 million newborns in the first month of life died in 2017.
    • Mortality rates are linked to inadequate care during delivery.
    • Between 1990 and 2015 maternal mortality rates decreased by almost 50%.