FUNDING

AICS

STATUS

Open

LOCATION

Freetown, Sierra Leone

KIND OF INTERVENTION

Development

Objectives
  • General objective: Ensure the accessibility to blood and safe derivative products for patients in need, particularly to women, nursing mothers, infants and children.
  • Specific objective: Improve transfusion services and ensure the availability of blood, with priority to the Freetown area.
Activities
  • Develop working drawings for the construction of the first Transfusion Center in Sierra Leone at the Connaught Hospital in Freetown;
  • supply the equipment, consumables and reagents for the transfusion center;
  • organize a long mission for technical assistance by a laboratory expert with experience in blood transfusion services and a short mission for technical assistance by an expert in hospital management;
  • sponsorship of 6 scholarships, for two months each, for laboratory operators at the TransfusionCenter of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan;
  • develop and introduce clinical protocols and prepare Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) for the transfusion center;
  • train personnel involved in methods of production of blood derivatives