Contact person: W Martin Smid
The mission of Consulting Services (SCS) is to provide guidance and advice services to restricted economy countries. Objectives are:
- Support restricted economy countries in developing safe, efficacious and sustainable blood supply systems based on current quality principles,
- Provide modular training programs on transfusion medicine for restricted economy countries focused on the managerial and quality aspects of the transfusion chain, and
- Extend and strengthen the training and consultative potential within the Sanquin organization.
Through educational programs supported by the Academic Institute for International Development of Transfusion Medicine (IDTM) we are able to award a Master of Management in Transfusion Management. This institute is part of the University of Groningen (RUG) Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), under the umbrella of WHO Department of Essential Health Technologies.
In collaboration with IDTM, educational (e-learning) programs in the field of transfusion medicine were developed. IDTM and Consulting Services both contribute to the education program Master in Management of Transfusion Medicine (MMTM). The Academic Institute IDTM is responsible for and provides an academic education, consisting of a master thesis and e-learning program of 12 months. Consulting Services supports a fellowship in Sanquin Blood Supply Blood Bank in The Netherlands for a period of 6 months.
Los APM, Mugisha W, Ayikanying M, Mutegombwa SM, Kyeyune-Byabazaire D, Smid WM. Meeting stability and continuity of the blood supply over the year: a unique approach combining the liaison role of school teachers with the establishment of community resource persons- could the Uganda experience serve as an example for other African countries? Africa Sanguine 2011; 14 (2):3-6.
Further infomation on our consulting services may be found at our homepage.