The areas of support identified were:
Left: GAP delegates in Bangladesh, Nov 2014
Left: Dr Wolfgang Mayr (GAP) visiting the Bangladesh Red Crescent Blood Centre in Dhaka, Nov 2015
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