AFRICA SOCIETY FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION
ISBT ACADEMY DAY – ARUSHA, TANZANIA: 19 JUNE 2018
THEME: HAEMOVIGILANCE
Open to ALL registered delegates: AfSBT International Blood Transfusion Congress, Arusha

Time Agenda item and PRESENTATIONS Presenters TBC Affiliation
08:00-08:15 Registration and welcome by session
moderators
Kamel BOUKEF
Tunisia
Ravi REDDY
South Africa
Chair, AfSBT International
Scientific Committee,
Arusha
Chief Operating Officer,
SANBS and Past President,
ISBT
08:15-08:45 The start of haemovigilance Jean-Claude
FABER
Luxembourg
Immediate past-president,
International
Haemovigilance Network
08:45-09:15 Establishing a national hemovigilance scheme André LOUA
Guinea
WHO Blood Safety Officer,
AFRO region
09:15-10:00 Global haemovigilance initiatives and
developments
Erica WOOD
Australia
Chair, International
Haemovigilance Network,
ISBT vice-president
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 The role of multidisciplinary teams in
haemovigilance
Jo WIERSUM
Netherlands
Former Chair, ISBT Haemovigilance
Working Party
11:00-11:30 Meeting challenges of haemovigilance by
partnering with hospitals (i.e. HTCs)
Britta LOHRKE
Namibia
Ministry of Health,
Namibia
11:30-12:00 Haemovigilance as a quality indicator and
driver of transfusion safety
Swaibu
KATARE
Rwanda
Medical Director of
Rwanda National Blood
Services
12:00-12:30 Summary of presentations and discussion Erica Wood & Jo Wiersum
12:30-14:00 Lunch break

 

14:00-16:30 WORKSHOP – delegates grouped by Region Chairs, co-chairs and AfSBT Rapporteurs
14:00-15:00

Group 1: delegates from EAC region counties


Group 2: delegates from French-speaking
countries in Africa


Group 3: delegates from Maghreb, and from
English-speaking ECCAS and ECOWAS regions


Group 4: delegates from SADC region
countries

Chair: Jo Wiersum, The Netherlands
Charles Rombo (AfSBT VP-EAC), Kenya
Rapporteur: Swaibu Katare, Rwanda


Chair: Jean-Claude Faber, Luxembourg
Jean-Baptiste Tapko (AfSBT), Cameroon
Rapporteur: Claude Tayou Tagny, Cameroon


Chair: Judith Chapman, Exec. Director, ISBT
Mohammed Farouk (AfSBT), Egypt
Rapporteur: Justina Ansah, Ghana


Chair: Britta Lohrke, Namibia
Erica Wood, The Netherlands
Rapporteur: Lesley Bust, South Africa

15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-16:15 Report back by 4 groups (15 minutes each) AfSBT Management Office rapporteurs
16:15-16:30 Consolidation of actions for haemovigilance,
followed by closing remarks on this session
Judith Chapman, Executive Director, ISBT
16:30-17:00 Administration of post session questionnaire;
lucky draw prize Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety: Rene R. P.
De Vries (Editor), Jean-Claude Faber (Editor)
Ravi REDDY          Session Moderators
Kamel BOUKEF

 

AFRICA SOCIETY FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION
ISBT ACADEMY DAY – ARUSHA, TANZANIA: 19 JUNE 2018
THEME: HAEMOVIGILANCE
AFTERNOON WORKSHOP – ARUSHA ACADEMY DAY

At the outset, Chairs for each of the four breakaway groups will request agreement from the group, to record country data for publication in AfSBT-controlled statements, accompanied by the statement that opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of AfSBT or countries in their official capacity; but that opinions expressed are the perceptions of delegates of the workshop.

Delegates are then identified by country; this will be recorded by rapporteurs.

All four groups will be provided with the same set of questions, and answers will be recorded by rapporteurs for feedback to the plenary.


Questions (discussion time available will be one-hour maximum)

  1. In the opinion of the group, what are the three main advantages of a haemovigilance
    programme, to a blood service? (Statement should not be more than 100 words.)
  2. How do individual group members rate the importance and stage of development of a
    haemovigilance system within their own environment?
    Answer is to be selected from the 5 options listed below:
    2.1. Not a high priority, not in place, and no firm plans to introduce at this stage
    2.2. At the early stages of development (less than 2 years since being initiated)
    2.3. Guidance and partners would be helpful (answer should describe specific areas for support)
    2.4. Haemovigilance has been implemented but information gathered is sketchy
    2.5. Haemovigilance reports are published and provide focus on addressing transfusion hazards
  3. What does the group identify as the three most serious hazards of transfusion?
  4. What does the group identify as the three most common hazards of transfusion?
  5. What important actions should be taken to introduce and maintain, and constantly improve, a haemovigilance system?

Group presentations will be given by rapporteurs – using the questions as listed above, for content. Each group will be given 15 minutes for presentation – including discussion time. 

After the four presentations, the Executive Director of ISBT will present a consolidation of important actions that could be taken to guide the introduction, maintenance and improvement of a haemovigilance system.