Groningen Congress Medal 2018

Professor Cees Th. Smit Sibinga was awarded the prestigious Groningen Congress Medal 2018 for his most valuable contribution to the congress world in the City and Province of Groningen and the University of Groningen. The first medal was posthumously awarded in 2017 to the late Mr. Jaap Westerhuijs, founder and first CEO of the Groningen … Continue reading Groningen Congress Medal 2018

WHO EMRO mission to Afghanistan

Objectives of the January 2018 Mission To review the current situation of blood transfusion services of Afghanistan in view of the regional strategic framework for blood safety and availability (2016-2025) Document review Meetings with relevant bodies Visits to blood banks in Kabul. To develop a technical assistance plan to strengthen blood transfusion services to meet … Continue reading WHO EMRO mission to Afghanistan

Technical support to review national (provincial) blood legislations

In the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, only nine (9) countries have legislation that covers blood and blood products. Moreover, preliminary assessments conducted in two (2) of the nine countries showed that the fundamental principles of blood supply and transfusion, quality (system and management) and good manufacturing practices are not anchored in existing legislations. These legislations … Continue reading Technical support to review national (provincial) blood legislations

WHO EMRO – Implementing Strategic Framework for Blood Safety and Availability 2016-2025

UNDSS SSAFE training course Amman, Jordan 10-13 July 2017. In preparation for a mission to Djibouti and Yemen, IQM Consulting was requested by the UN Designated Official for Safety and Security (DO) to complete the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Basic and Advanced Security in the Field e-learning courses and attend the special … Continue reading WHO EMRO – Implementing Strategic Framework for Blood Safety and Availability 2016-2025

Mongolia Project comes to an end

Fifth Health Sector Development Project 2013-2018 Blood Safety, Medical Waste Management, Infection Prevention and Control Component 1 – Blood Safety, with the elements Equipment Maintenance, Blood Bank Quality Management, Voluntary Non Remunerated Blood Donation and Rational Use of Blood. May 20 -27, 2017 7th and final mission on Blood Safety, Ulaanbaatar, MN. Objectives of the mission Follow up meeting with … Continue reading Mongolia Project comes to an end

WHO EMRO Availability and Safety of Blood Transfusion during Humanitarian Emergencies

Strategic Framework for Blood Safety and Availability 2016-2025 WHO EMRO is supporting blood transfusion services of several countries in humanitarian emergencies and armed conflicts. These emergencies increase the demand for blood and blood products and make delivery of these lifesaving products challenging.   In 2016, WHO EMRO conducted an extensive assessment of the safety and … Continue reading WHO EMRO Availability and Safety of Blood Transfusion during Humanitarian Emergencies

WHO EMRO mission to Syria

16 – 23 December 2016 Many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, including Syria, are facing major challenges in ensuring the safety and availability of blood transfusion during humanitarian emergencies and armed conflicts. Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, the number of people requiring blood transfusion has increased due to injuries. Seven of the … Continue reading WHO EMRO mission to Syria