Promoting global initiatives for the prevention and cure of
A WORLD WITHOUT ANEMIA
GIWWA has a simple and clear purpose – to accelerate the end of iron-deficiency anemia, the most common nutritional disorder in the world.
Our goal is to do this through the development of natural and affordable iron-enriched food products using heme iron from animal blood, a by product of slaughterhouses. Heme iron has a high absorption rate, making it an incredibly efficient way to combat anemia. By enriching food with aseptically treated blood, we can ensure that people in developing countries get the nutrition they so desperately need.
Our unique solution is twofold – reusing the by-products from slaughterhouses in the fight against anemia also means diverting hazardous substances from polluting the environment.
We are excited about the potential impact of this project and want to bring together as many stakeholders as possible in order to reach our mission: a world without anemia.
Facts about Anemia
People with anemia worlwide
6-59 month old children with anemia
Pregnant women with anemia
Impact on national productivity
What is Anemia?
Simply put, anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells is lower than normal. It can have devastating effects on our health as red blood cells are needed to carry oxygen.
But there is much more to know.