External Financial Aid to Blood Transfusion Services in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Need for Reflection

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Ala, Fereydoun ; Allain, Jean-Pierre ; Bates, Imelda ; Boukef, Kamel ; Boulton, Frank ; Brandful, James ; Dax, Elizabeth M. ; El Ekiaby, Magdy ; Farrugia, Albert ; Gorlin, Jed ; Hassall, Oliver ; Lee, Helen ; Loua, André ; Maitland, Kathryn ; Mbanya, Dora ; Mukhtar, Zainab ; Murphy, William ; Opare-Sem, Ohene ; Owusu-Ofori, Shirley ; Reesink, Henk ; Roberts, David ; Torres, Oscar ; Totoe, Grace ; Ullum, Henrik ; Wendel, Silvano (2012)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Medicine, volume 9, issue 9 (issn: 1549-1277, eissn: 1549-1676)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001309, pmc: PMC3439367
  • Subject: wh_460 | Essay | wa_395 | Medicine
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Jean-Pierre Allain and colleagues argue that, while unintended, the foreign aid provided for blood transfusion services in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in serious negative outcomes, which requires reflection and rethinking.
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