Côte d’Ivoire celebrates World Blood Donor Day

img_3166The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Côte d’Ivoire, Andrew Haviland, joined the Minister of Health and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Raymonde Goudou-Coffie, to celebrate this year’s World Blood Donor Day. The event was sponsored by the National Center for Blood Transfusion (CNTS) and brought together hundreds of people, including government officials, students and health sector partners. It offered the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation. PEPFAR Coordinator for Côte d’Ivoire, Heather Davis and Dr. Goudou-Coffie as well as other participants donated blood.