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A digital platform to solve blood shortage and end resulting deaths in Africa and the world



PROBLEM

n Africa, 50% of medical cases requiring blood are unmet, resulting in unnecessary death. Research shows that about 27% of all maternal deaths in urban Ghana are a result of postpartum bleedings. Maternal mortality in Ghana is currently 300 per 100,000 live births. This is a challenge throughout the African continent and developing world.

SOLUTION

Wala is a digital platform enabling easy, quick blood supply & sharing critical for lifesaving transfusions. First, we tackle the blood supply problem using existing social networks to build a "tribe" of committed and repeated blood donors. Donors receive "digital tokens," which can be exchanged for medical services. Our software is a digital platform that connects hospitals to meet demand shortfall. A digital marketplace to manage, request, and share blood.

Sector:

Healthcare

Customer:

B2B

Founding year:

2019

Geography:

Ghana

Website:

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TEAM

Dr. Dennis Addo: CEO, leading Sales, Partnerships, and Fundraising.
Dennis is an MD and serial entrepreneur, having built and run two successful healthcare startups in West Africa. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. 


Aditi Chadha: CFO, leading Financial Strategy and business growth.
Aditi is an expert at collecting market intelligence, linking disparate data points for sense-making. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. 


Kanyinsola Oyeyinka: COO, leading Operational Management.People Operations & Administration.
Kanyinsola is an MD and public health professional who previously managed the healthcare portfolio at the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority. She holds a Master of Public Health from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.


Sabelo Mhlambi: CTO, Leading tech & product development.
Sabelo is a seasoned developer, coder, and engineer and has worked at several companies across the US. 


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