Health Authorities and health professionals may take advantage of training course materials aiming to provide knowledge for the development of biovigilance and haemovigilance systems.
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Record of a WHO Training Workshop on Haemovigilance
This website contains the agenda, slide set in English and French, and related reference materials from an online WHO training workshop on haemovigilance that took place on 20-23 October 2020, as one activity listed under the WHO Action Framework on Advance Universal Access to safe, effective and quality assured blood product, 2020-2023. The workshop was supported by the International Society of Blood Transfusion Working Party on Haemovigilance, International Haemovigilance Network, Etablissement Francais du Sang, Paul Ehrlich Institute and Centro Nazionale Trapianti (WHO Collaborating Centre on Vigilance and Surveillance for Human Cells, Tissues and Organs). The Workshop intended to train blood operators, hospital transfusion services, and health authorities on the principles and practices of haemovigilance.
Interested parties are welcome to utilize these contents as a resource. The workshop was conceived by the African Blood Regulators Forum of the African Regulatory Harmonization Initiative as a pilot capacity building excercise for anglophone and francophone countries of Africe highlighting the development of haemovigilance system in Zambia and Burundi.
The programme provides a foundational discussion of haemovigilance that may be useful to decision makers and stakeholders in any country engaged in design and implementation of a national haemovigilance system.
The terminology used in the workshop materials does not always incorporate Notify adverse occurrence taxonomy. Nevetheless, the information provided is highly valuable for the vigilance field.
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