The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in Nigeria is not the sole blood collecting agency. Hospitals, clinics and private blood establishments are also able to collect blood donations and transfuse them to patients. Safe blood is still largely unavailable in hospitals and health facilities leading to infections, disease, and death.
As part of MLD103M, students at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Public Health spent 7 weeks working with the country head of planning of the NBTS to better understand this problem and to help identify ideas and entry points. In this presentation the student team and their authorizer will share some of their key takeaways and policy recommendations from this experience.
Presenters: Allan Franklin, Dana Radojevic, Lauren Truong, students at the Harvard Kennedy School; Hesham Gaafar, student at Harvard School of Public Health); Dr. Adaeze Oreh, Country Head of Planning NBTS, Nigeria and Implementing Public Policy executive course alumni. Moderator: Salimah Samji, Director of Building State Capability (BSC).