External financial aid to blood transfusion services in sub-Saharan Africa: a need for reflection.

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Fereydoun Ala; Jean-Pierre Allain; Imelda Bates; Kamel Boukef; Frank Boulton; James Brandful; Elizabeth M Dax; Magdy El Ekiaby; Albert Farrugia; Jed Gorlin; Oliver Hassall; Helen Lee; André Loua; Kathryn Maitland; Dora Mbanya; Zainab Mukhtar; William Murphy; Ohene Opare-Sem; Shirley Owusu-Ofori; Henk Reesink; David Roberts; Oscar Torres; Grace Totoe; Henrik Ullum; Silvano Wendel;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Medicine,volume 9,issue 9 (issn: 1549-1277, eissn: 1549-1676)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001309, pmc: PMC3439367
  • Subject: R | wh_460 | Essay | wa_395 | Medicine
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

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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