Appiah to Research Blood Transfusion in Ghana and Zimbabwe

August 14, 2012
Bernard Appiah, M.S.

Bernard Appiah, M.S.

Bernard Appiah, M.S., a doctoral student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been awarded a $9,000 grant from the Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom for his research project entitled “Ethical concerns for health professionals, media and the public in promoting adequate and safe blood transfusion services in Africa: a case study of Ghana and Zimbabwe.”

Collaborators on this project will be Imelda Bates, M.D., professor of tropical hematology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Shirley Owusu-Ofori, M.D., head of the Transfusion Medicine Unit, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana; Esther Massundah, public affairs manager at the National Blood Service in Zimbabwe; and Alison Dunn, communication officer at T-REC, a consortium of researchers and health practitioners working to increase local research capacity to improve blood transfusion services in Ghana and Zimbabwe.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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