Upgrading the National Blood Transfusion Services in Sri Lanka

In July 2012 the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka decided to start the project Upgrading the National Blood Transfusion Services of Sri Lanka with state of the art technology giving special emphasis to north and east. The government signed a contract with Simed International for this project. Sanquin Consulting Services is involved in the technical assistance and training part of the project.

Focus and background

The project aims to construct and equip two new blood bank buildings, as well as to upgrade peripheral blood banks in mainly the north and east of Sri Lanka with new equipment. In strengthening the National Blood Transfusion Service in the country, the following aspects are considered:

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Project partner

In this project Consulting Services collaborates with Simed International, a Dutch company, specialized in turn key realization of health care projects. The role of Consulting Services is to provide technical assistance and to create a training program in collaboration with the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) and Ministry of Health (MoH). The program is aiming for a training of trainers and capacity building for the specific fields. 

Activities 

Sanquin and the Academic Institute IDTM-MMTM develop a tailor made training program in collaboration with NBTS and National Blood Center (NBC). Training activities start in the Netherlands and are implemented afterwards in Sri Lanka. The training includes the following aspects:

Last edited on: 3 September 2015