What is anaemia?

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  • What is anaemia?
  • Anaemia is a blood condition caused by a lack of red blood cells (RBC) or hemaglobin levels being lower than normal, thereby reducing the amount of oxygen carried to the lungs and other organs.

    Because all human cells rely on oxygen for survival, this kind of hypoxia can have numerous clinical consequences, some of which can be serious.

    Iron deficiency anaemia is the most widespread blood condition in the world; an estimated two billion people across the globe have anaemia, and a large proportion of these cases are found in sub – Saharan Africa.

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