Report of the Managing Director to the General Assembly of Delegates, June 20th 2018, Arusha, Tanzania

Welcome members of Africa Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT).

Africa Society for Blood Transfusion this week celebrates twenty-one years of its existence. The primary objective of the Society is to promote efficient and effective national blood transfusion services all over Africa and beyond that meet the AfSBT Standards for Blood Transfusion. This is being achieved through training and education of personnel, providing technical support where needed and collaborating with partners who share similar interests to promote access to enough and safe blood transfusion with the ultimate goal of reducing patients’ mortality and morbidity due to unsafe blood or lack of access. Secondly to advocate for safe and cost effective national blood programmes in all countries by engaging our governments, partners and community leaders to recognize this need in order to improve the quality of health care in our countries. The last two years have indeed been challenging with very limited resources available for our planned programmes.

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