This is the time of year when we say goodbye to the old and welcome the new, it is the time when we long for a fresh start to a year full of opportunities and blessings.
We are very pleased to take this opportunity to wish our readership, partners, all our independent experts and all AfSBT members a Very Happy New Year. This year, on AfSBT agenda, we have our 10th International AfSBT Congress, where we have put a lot of effort to make it an unforgettable scientific event and experience. read more….
Message from the Chairman of Dakar Congress Organising Committee
We are now four months from the 10th International Congress of the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion that will take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 20 to 23 April 2020. All the arrangements are being made for the conference, to be the one of the records in terms of participation and success. Our congress has been included on the official calendar of international meetings organised by Senegal with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a result, all participants will be considered hosts of Senegal and will be treated with the highest priority from arrival at the airport to their departure from the country. read more….
Implementation of Blood and Blood Product Regulation Training Workshop
The Africa Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI) GHPP-BloodTrain, jointly hosted a training workshop on ‘Implementation of Blood and Blood Product Regulation’ in Johannesburg, South-Africa from the 20th to the 22nd of August 2019. Key partners, including the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), through the African Medicines Regulatory Harmonisation (AMRH), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) offices including WHO Headquarters, WHO AFRO (Regional Office for Africa) and WHO EMRO (Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean) heavily supported and were represented at the workshop.read more….
The production team of Africa Sanguine invites members of the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion who are able to write in scientific French and English to offer their skills as translators for the journal. Persons who are interested can request more information from the Editor-in-Chief, Claire Armour Barrett, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this Issue:
- AfSBT 10th International Congress, Blood Transfusion and Health Priorities in Africa, 20 to 23 April 2020, Dakar, Senegal.
- IPFA/PEI 27th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens, 13 to 14 May 2020, Crowne Plaza Porto Hotel, Porto, Portugal.
- The 36th International Congress of the ISBT, 6-10 June 2020, Barcelona, Spain. https://www.isbtweb.org/barcelona/
AfSBT ITWG and AfSBT Research Consortium
The AfSBT ITWG (email@example.com) and AfSBT Research Consortium (research@afsbt org) have now established official emails for communication as given. You are all welcome to direct your queries and contributions on AfSBT ITWG and AfSBT Research Consortium issues to the respective email’s
AfSBT members free access to ISBT Education
As a member of AfSBT you receive complimentary access to “ISBT Education”, the online learning environment presented by the International Society of Blood Transfusion. On ISBT Education you can access presentations from ISBT Regional and International Congresses and their associated learning quizzes free of charge. ISBT Education also includes an International Guideline Library with almost 300 scientific guideline documents from around the world. Also, an educational eBook and recordings of ISBT Webinars and Live Journal Clubs can be found on ISBT Education. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique educational opportunity. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS) offers a free affiliate membership to members of AfSBT
BBTS is proud to offer a free affiliate membership to members of AfSBT as we pursue our aim of supporting transfusion professionals around the world. BBTS is dedicated to playing a leading role in safe and effective transfusion practice through the delivery of quality education opportunities, setting standards, and promoting research, development and innovation. Join BBTS and enjoy the benefits of affiliate membership including access to publications, bursaries to attend BBTS events, and the chance to contribute to a society that is dedicated to you. Join online today at bbts.org.uk/membership
- Mohammed Farouk: Managing Director
- Heidi Goubran: Editor, e-Newsletter
- Jean-Baptiste Tapko: French Editor
- Molly Gondwe: Administration Officer