Blood collection safety in Africa


Intravenous news: Afrique en ligne report “US officials have signed a pact with a leading global technology company launching an initiative to help protect the health of healthcare personnel and patients in African countries, the US State Department said.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Washington Tuesday by Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, the U.S. Department of State Special Representative for Global Partnerships, and Gary M. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).

Through this partnership, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will work with BD to improve blood collection safety in clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa.”

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