WHO EMRO mission to Afghanistan

Objectives of the January 2018 Mission

  1. 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.
  2. To develop a technical assistance plan to strengthen blood transfusion services to meet demand for blood especially during emergencies.

Major activities

Meet with WHO WR, the governance and health authorities in Afghanistan;

Visit existing blood banks and hospital transfusion services in Afghanistan;

Assist in setting-up technical support for strengthening blood transfusion services to meet demand for blood especially during emergencies and based on the EMRO Strategic  Framework for Blood Safety and Availability, and related Policy 2012-2015.

Deliverables

Report of the observations and discussions including conclusions and recommendations.

Technical assistance plan to strengthen blood transfusion services to meet demand for blood especially during emergencies.