Name Country Areas of Expertise
Dr. Tonderai Mapako (Coordinator) Zimbabwe Planning, Information and Research Manager at National Blood Service Zimbabwe; Ph.D. student at University of Gronigen, Netherlands
Prof. Claude Tayou Tagny Cameroon Associate Professor of Haematology at University of Yaoundé
Ms. Marion Vermeulen South Africa Laboratory Manager at SANBS in Johannesburg
Dr. Shirley Owusu-Ofori Ghana Head of Transfusion Medicine Centre at Komfo Anoyke Teaching Hospital in Kumasi; Head Central Area Blood Centre at Ghana National Blood Service
Dr. Lucy Asamoah-Akuoko Ghana Head Research and Development at Ghana National Blood Service
Dr. Nyashadzaishe Mafirakureva UK Senior Research Associate in Health Economics at Bristol Medical School


Name Country Position
Dr. Jean-Baptiste Tapko Cameroon Chair AfSBT Transfusion-Associated Infection Committee
Dr. Mohammed Farouk Egypt Chair AfSBT Transfusion Medicine and Science Committee
Ms. Molly Gondwe Malawi Secretariat on the AfSBT Management Office


Name Country Position/ Areas of Expertise
Prof. Imelda Bates UK Chair in Clinical tropical Haematology at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Dr. Oliver Hassall UK Project Technical Advisor & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Prof Ed Murphy UK Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Epidemiology at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Senior Investigator at Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI)
Ms. Judith Chapman Netherlands/UK ISBT Executive Director
Dr. Rene van Hulst Netherlands Health Economist, Global Health Research