Tackling Blood Safety in Nigeria

Local health facilities and organizations do not have the capacity to attain or maintain safe blood supplies in Nigeria. 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, worked with Dr. Adaeze Oreh, Country Head of Planning of the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) to assess this problem and identify entry points for action using the PDIA approach. Students learned the importance of teamwork, staying focused on the common cause, and leveraging the diversity and expertise within your team to enrich your knowledge and inform your process.

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