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The Importance of Blood for Africa’s Mothers
High-level panel on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly
25 September 2019, New York City

The Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) and Terumo BCT are hosting a conversation on the importance of blood for Africa’s mothers with some of the most influential policymakers and thought leaders in the field.


Panel objectives:

  • Raise awareness among regional and global stakeholders on the importance of blood for African mothers and highlight current activities
  • Share the latest research, policy debates and statistics on the value of blood for sub-Saharan Africa
  • Convene stakeholders and identify partners to collaborate on potential initiatives related to an adequate, safe, and sustainable blood supply in Africa


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Media Advisory - OAFLAD and Terumo BCT, Panel on The Importance of Blood for Africa's Mothers


Event Overview - OAFLAD and Terumo BCT, The Importance of Blood for Africa's Mothers


OAFLAD Backgrounder September 2019


Terumo BCT in Africa Backgrounder September 2019


Achieving a sustainable blood supply for Africa, September 2019


The Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) and Terumo BCT




Biographies


Hon. Sicily K. Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary, MoH, Kenya


Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, MoH Ghana


Gavin Evans, Executive Director, Global Blood Fund


Dr. Shirley Owusu-Ofori, Transfusion Medicine, Ghana


Dr Prosper Tumusiime, WHO


Dr Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, WHO


Ben Dotsei Malor, Chief Editor, UN News


Ash Rogers, Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance


Antoinette Gawin, President and CEO Terumo BCT





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