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Riders for Health in The Guardian Nigeria

February 7, 2013 by

A new article about Riders for Health’s work in Nigeria is in The Guardian Nigeria. An excerpt:

“WHEN, late last year, her two and-a-half year old baby suddenly took ill, Mrs. Amina Auwal was afraid. A week earlier, she had been told that the baby was suffering from anemia and had to be transfused with blood. It was the period between getting the appropriate blood group that the crisis ensued and a few hours later, the baby died.

But if the local health centre had in stock the blood type the baby needed or there was a ready means to get the blood to the health centre from the council headquarters in Karim Lamido, the baby would not have died.

Now, an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Riders for Health, is collaborating with the T.Y. Danjuma Foundation to ensure that women like Amina do not lose their babies because of such avoidable circumstances.”

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