Tackling Blood Safety in Nigeria

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 the PDIA in Action course, Allan Franklin, Dana Radojevic, Lauren Truong, students at the Harvard Kennedy School and Hesham Gaafar from the Harvard School of Public Health, spent 7 weeks working with Dr. Adaeze Oreh, country head of planning of the NBTS to better understand this problem and to help identify ideas and entry points. 

Watch the video and view the slides of the PDIA in Action event. Read the learning journey blog written by the student team.