Global Advisory Panel on Corporate Governance and Risk Management of Blood Services in Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service has been a GAP priority country since 2014.  Following GAP's visits to the Bangladesh in 2014 and 2015, and in consultation with the Director of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service and key stakeholders in-country, a plan for GAP and bilateral partner support for the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service was developed.  

The areas of support identified were:

  • Assistance in advocacy with government
  • Support for an operationalised strategic plan
  • Assistance to design and implement a quality system
  • Training for technical staff
  • Assistance in business case developed for facility improvement/rebuild
  • Promotion to IFRC of the need for VNRBD support

 

 

 

 

 

 Left: GAP delegates in Bangladesh, Nov 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Dr Wolfgang Mayr (GAP) visiting the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Centre in Dhaka, Nov 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Blood Service Strategic Planning

GAP has assisted the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service Director in developing a strategic plan for the Blood Service, a key corporate governance and risk reduction strategy.  In late 2015, GAP's visit to Bangladesh culminated in a strategic planning workshop, including blood service participants from Dhaka and 5 of the 7 regional centres (Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, Natore and Rajshani). 

The finalised strategic plan identifies the key strategic pillars and the foundation requirements essential to the Blood Service to deliver their strategy (quality system, human resources, funding).  Assistance was provided to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service to help develop the key objectives, core activities and associated monitoring and evaluation measures.  The plan also considered funding, resourcing constraints and other barriers to implementation, and suggested way to address these issues.

 

 

Above: Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Service Director (Dr Mehedi) at a Blood Service workshop in Bangladesh