SUPPLY CHAIN FOR EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE BLOOD SUPPLY
Liverpool Business School and The British Academy in Paid Partnership with Monitor Healthcare Limited (MHL) organized a workshop on STRENGTHENING THE NIGERIA’S BLOOD SUPPLY CHAIN.
The topology of the blood supply chain network can take different forms in different settings, depending on geography and cost. Many developed countries are moving towards centralized networks. The goal for all blood distribution networks regardless remains the same: TO SATISFY DEMAND AT MINIMAL COST AND MINIMAL WASTAGE.
The workshop started at 10 am in the morning with the registration of participants. To follow COVID-19 protocol, precautions were followed by washing hands and ensuring the use of a face mask.
During the training, we had medical professionals, Directors for the Ministry of Health, and the Chairman of the Red Cross society present. The workshop was in two sections, the lecture section in which we were made to understand the channel in which blood is been distributed for utilization and the challenges faced towards blood supply in Nigeria.
The second section was the practical session where the participants were grouped to work as a team to discuss the chain of distribution of blood supply chain in Nigeria and possible ways to profer solutions to the challenges faced by each sector involved in blood supply.
The workshop ended with a vote of thanks from the Host, we look forward to implementing the solutions drafted as the solutions are possible and realistic.