John Patton Pitman, CDC Atlanta, GA, USA has successfully defended his PhD thesis on Wednesday 16 September 2015 at the University of Groningen Faculty of Medical Sciences in the Netherlands.
Title of the thesis: ‘The influence and impact of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on blood transfusion services in Africa. Case studies from Namibia.’ The research was done in Namibia under the academic guidance of Prof. Cees Th. Smit Sibinga (IQM Consulting and University of Groningen).
Promotors were Prof. Maarten J. Postma and Prof. Tjip van der Werf. The laudatio was presented by Prof. Cees Th. Smit Sibinga.