WELCOME MESSAGE FROM CNTS DIRECTOR, Prof. Saliou Diop

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 10th international Congress of Africa Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) which will take place from 20 to 23 April 2020 in Dakar, capital of Senegal.

The first blood transfusion activities began in Senegal in the 1940s and the evolution of this specialty has brought many new challenges. Blood safety and self-sufficiency in blood products of quality continue to be one of the main priorities in Africa. Similarly, it turns more and more important that blood transfusion has to be well integrated in the health policies of African countries for a better contribution on strengthening health systems and allowing a good universal health coverage.

The congress program will provide an innovative and comprehensive overview on the latest developments in transfusion medicine and the challenges ahead on how blood transfusion can contribute to dealing with health priorities in Africa.

In addition to the scientific program, there will be an opportunity for participants to make new friends and reconnect with old ones during the engaging social events.

The AfSBT 2020 Congress will take place at the King Fahd Palace Hotel and Convention Center located in the residential area of Dakar, one of the Africa’s most exciting and vibrant cities strategically located in the point of West Africa in front of the Atlantic Ocean. A place full of wonderful sights, lively neighborhoods, modern architecture and cultural heritage.

Warm, welcoming and friendly, Dakar is a perfect reflection of Senegalese rich culture of Teranga (hospitality)

Welcome to Dakar!

Professor Saliou Diop
President of the Organizing Committee
Director of National Blood Transfusion Center
Dakar Senegal