EU Seeks to Help Reduce Maternal Deaths in Zimbabwe

The European Union is providing USD2.5 million to help ease the shortage of safe blood, medical gases and similar products in Zimbabwe.

The grant will be provided directly to the country’s National Blood Transfusion Services and select hospitals to help them meet annual requirements for blood products and medical gases, according to the Zimbabwe government-run newspaper The Herald. The funding is expected to lower the cost of these products to make them more affordable for pregnant women and help prevent maternal deaths.

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