Cees Th. Smit Sibinga

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INTRODUCTION For many years, family blood donors have been considered less safe than volunteer non-remunerated blood donors and actively discouraged by international organisations and affluent countries support agencies for developing countries. In addition to safety, pressure and coercion was considered unethical. However these assumptions were not(More)
BACKGROUND External assistance can rapidly strengthen health programmes in developing countries, but such funding can also create sustainability challenges. From 2004-2011, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provided more than $ 8 million to the Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) for supplies, equipment, and staff(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion-transmissible infections such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C are among the greatest threats to blood safety for transfusion recipients and pose a serious public health problem. The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiological aspects of hepatitis B and C in Kazakhstani donor's blood over the period 2000-2011. METHODS The data(More)
BACKGROUND Each country faces a continuing challenge to collect enough blood to meet the national needs. According to WHO, there should be at least 20 blood donations per 1,000 population for developing countries, in Kazakhstan this indicator was only 16.8 in 2011. Thus, we conducted an epidemiological assessment and drew a map of the regional distribution(More)
Health care includes supportive services such as laboratory, radiology and blood transfusion. To manage blood supply centres and hospital blood transfusion services, leadership development is paramount. In 2000, a post-academic Master course for Management of Transfusion Medicine (MMTM) was initiated, focused on restricted economy countries. E-learning has(More)
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