In a joint project with WHO, a mission from Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) traveled to Kabul in July 2011 to evaluate the current situation and provide recommendations for improvement of blood transfusion services in Afghanistan.
As a result of more than 20 years of war in Afghanistan, the blood transfusion system in this country remains undeveloped. Based on request of Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), WHO has designed a project to addresses the problems and weaknesses of the blood transfusion services in Afghanistan.
To perform first phase of this project, two experts from IBTO including Dr. Cheraghali and Dr. Sanei Moghadam travelled to Kabul from 15th July to 6th Aug, 2011.
Drafting a sample national blood law, proposing comments on plans and layouts of new buildings to be built in Kabul and other regions, preparing a list of equipment for new buildings and providing reviews and revisions on organizational and procedural system of Afghanistan National Blood Transfusion Service were among some results of this assignment.
The 2nd part of the mission will take place in October 2011.