“Giving blood to save lives”

“Giving blood to save lives”

Tuesday, June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. The WHO has reported that donors across the world give approximately 108 million bags of blood each year. Nearly half that amount comes from donors in high-income countries, where less than 20% of the world’s population lives.

Biologist Rigobert Kazadi has great experience in blood transfusion, having managed blood banks in hospitals in the DRC, Mali, Angola, and Guinea. He discusses the tremendous challenges that ALIMA field teams face.

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“Our priority is to maintain a good relationship with the community”

“Our priority is to maintain a good relationship with the community”

Thursday, March 17, 2016, two patients who were tested and were found to have Ebola have been hospitalized in ALIMA’s Emergency Ebola Treatment Center in N’Zérékoré, south-east Guinea. They are the first reported cases since the end of the epidemic was announced in the country on December 29, 2015. Sory Keita, nurse and project coordinator has extensive experience responding to humanitarian crises. He explains the challenges faced by ALIMA’s teams.

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