WHO, WAHA, Sharjah Blood Transfusion ‘&’ Research Center sign MoU to ensure safe blood transfusion in Africa

ABU DHABI: A Memorandum of Understanding on safe blood transfusion in African countries to minimize maternal mortality during childbirth was signed by the Sharjah Blood Transfusion ‘&’ Research Center, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Women and Health Alliance International- WAHA.

The MoU provides for training healthcare workers in Niger and Ethiopia and later in all other African countries to promote safety of blood transfusion.

WAHA will coordinate the training courses with African health ministries.

Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA) is an international non-profit, non governmental organisation based in France.

Present at the signing ceremony were Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Minister of Culture and Community Development Abdul Rehman Al-Owais, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Salim Abdul Rehman Al-Darmaki and Coordinator of Blood Transfusion Safety at World Health Organization Dr Neelam Dhingra.

WAHA works with tens of international organizations and strives to be an important international player in terms of implementing and funding a wide range of activities that promote women’s health in settings where the needs are greatest, and in advocating for greater action to be taken to reduce maternal deaths in developing countries.

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