|Detailed Narrative Description of Project|
The Programme concerns the rehabilitation of blood donation facilities, procurement of the medical and non-medical equipment, mobile donation units and consumables, as well as the technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in further development and implementation of the planned rationalization approaches of the blood donation system and the quality control management of the procedures of the blood transfusion system. While the number of HIV infections in the Kyrgyz Republic is still rather small:
- Methods for blood donation, testing of samples, storage and transport do not comply with international standards.
- Blood centres are lacking the adequate equipment necessary for a safe blood donation and transfusion process, jeopardizing the quality of donations and thereby the donors’ and recipients’ safety.
- The blood transfusion system in the Kyrgyz Republic is characterized by an excessive and fragmented number of blood donation centres leading to inefficiencies and duplications of service structures. Currently, there are 44 blood centres throughout the country in which blood donations are collected, processed and stored.
- As the number of blood donations in the country is insufficiently low, this leads to low levels of activity in the blood centres. Consequently, standards in blood processing can not be guaranteed.
- Testing of blood donations is performed irregularly. If done, the necessary tests are performed at up to four different establishments, depending on the type of test. This leads to time-consuming procedures, irregularities and a lack of quality assurance within the blood transfusion departments.
- The hygienic and structural condition of blood centre premises contributes to the deficient quality of blood transfusions.
The purpose of the Programme was to improve the quality and safety of the blood products as well as, to increase efficiency of the blood donation and transfusion system in Kyrgyzstan.
|Detailed Narrative Description of Services provided|
For the improvement of quality and service of the blood transfusion system the programme includes the replacement of obsolete and outdated equipment, training of medical staff on contemporary standardized blood component production and transfusion practices, and the
rehabilitation of selected buildings. In particular the following programme activities shall be financed from the Financial Contribution:
- Rehabilitation of the National and Oblast blood banks;
- Procurement and Installation of the medical and non-medical equipment;
- Procurement and Installation of the cooling and storage equipment for the blood products in the -hospitals;
- Procurement of mobile donation units and transport equipment;
- Procurement of the consumables (test-systems);
- Consulting services (support of the Ministry of Health in the implementation of the above mentioned measures);
- Technical Assistance of the Ministry of Health in the scope of the Accompanying Measures (further development and implementation of the planned rationalization approaches of the blood donation system and the quality control management in the blood transfusion system in the scope of the National Blood Programme).