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Thursday, 13 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE WANANCHI WAOMBWA KUCHANGIA DAMU


MPANGO Taifa wa Damu Salama Tanzania (NBTS) unatoa rai kwa wananchi wote wenye sifa za kuchangia damu wajitokeze kuchangia damu katika vituo vya Damu salama hasa kipindi cha mwezi Novemba mpaka Januari mwakani , kipindi ambacho wanafunzi wa sekondari wanakuwa likizo hivyo kusababisha kuongezeka kwa uhaba wa damu nchini.

Hayo yalisemwa leo 13/11/2014 na Afisa Habari wa Mpango wa Taifa wa Damu Salama Tanzania Bw. Rajab Mwenda katika mkutano wa waandishi wa habari uliofanyika ilala mchikichini, Dar es salaam, alisema damu salama kwa kushirikiana na Jeshi la Ulinzi la Wananchi wa Tanzania (JWTZ) na Chama cha Msalaba Mwekundu umekusanya chupa za damu asilimia 97% na kuvuka lengokatika kipindi cha miezi mitatu julai hadi septemba 2014 .

Jumla ya chupa 40,974 zilikusanywa , lengo lilikuwa kukusanya chupa 42,500.

\“Katika kipindi hicho chupa za damu zilizokusanywa toka vituo vidogo( Blood collection satellite sites) ni 2,886 (8%) ambapo kituo cha Morogoro chupa 1,158, Dodoma-818, M/moja-490, kigoma- 93 na Lindi-327)” alisema..

Alisema katika robo mwaka ya Julai- Septemba 2014 asilimia 32 ya jumla ya chupa zilizokusanywa zilitengenezwa mazao ya damu; Packed Red blood cell, chembe sahani (platelets) na plasma. Lengo lilikuwa ni kutengeneza 40% ya damu iliyokusanywa.

Damu iliyokusanywa pamoja na mazao ya damu zilisambazwa katika hospitali 271 ( hapa nchini zenye uwezo wa kutoa huduma ya damu na asilimia 50 (135) ya hizo hospitali zilipata zaidi ya 80% ya mahitaji

Kipindi cha Julai-Septemba 2014 asilimia 53 ya wachangia damu walijulishwa majibu yao lengo lilikuwa ni kufikia asilimia 70 ya wachangia damu.

Kanda iliyoongoza kwa makusanyo ya damu ni kanda ya Mashariki ambayo ilikusanya chupa 10,525 ikifuatiwa na kanda ya ziwa chupa 5,561.

Mpango wa Taifa wa Damu salama kwa kushirikiana na Bloomberg, Engender health , Chama cha msalaba mwekundu na Mganga mkuu wa mkoa wa kigoma ulifanikiwa kufungua kituo kidogo cha kukusanya na kusambaza damu (satellite blood center) tarehe 08/9/2014 Mkoani Kigoma, kituo ambacho kitakuwa na uwezo wa kukusanya wastani wa chupa 5000 kwa mwaka.

Pamoja na mafanikio ya kuongezeka kwa wachangia damu wa hiari mwaka hadi mwaka kumekuwepo na changamoto mbalimbali . Baadhi ya changamoto hizo ni pamoja na:
➢ Mahitaji makubwa ya damu kuliko upatikanaji, Mahitaji ni wastani wa chupa 400,000-450,000 kwa mwaka, mpango unakusanya 140,000- 160,000 kwa mwaka
➢ Uuzwaji wa damu mahospitalini, tabia inayofanywa na watumishi wasio waaminifu.
➢ Ufinyu wa bajeti ya uendeshaji ambao unasababisha Mpango kuto tekeleza baadhi ya mikakati iliyojiwekea
Mpango wa Taifa wa Damu Salama umeweka mikakati ili kufikia malengo kwa kipindi cha Octoba- Disemba 2014
➢ Kuendelea kushirikiana na Taasisi za dini katika kutoa elimu na kuhamasisha waumini wachangie damu kwa hiari, tarehe 02/11/2014 Jumuiya ya madhehebu ya Shia kwa kushirikiana na Damu salama waliendesha zoezi la kuchangia damu nchini ambapo jumla ya chupa 900 zilikusanywa. Jitihada zinafanyika kuhamasisha madhehebu mengine kuchangia damu. Rai kwa taasisi zote za kidini kuchangia damu katika kipindi tunachokaribia ambapo wanafunzi wa sekondari wata kuwa likizo. Kipindi hiki ni katikati ya Novemba mpaka Januari 2015.
➢ Kuendesha zoezi maalumu la kuchangia damu kutoka kwa wanachama wa klabu ya wachangia damu. Zoezi hili litafanyika nchi nzima tarehe 06/12/2014 kwenye vituo vikubwa vya kanda vya damu salama. , Lengo ni kukusanya chupa 1,800
➢ Kufanya kampeni ya kuhamasisha wanachi kuchangia damu wakati wa madhimisho ya siku ya ukimwi duniani (01/12/2014) na siku nyingine zitakazo fuata
➢ Kuendelea kushirikiana na wadau mbalimbali Puplic private partnership (PPP) katika shughuli za kuchangia damu
➢ Kushirikiana na uongozi wa mkoa kupitia mganga mkuu wa mkoa ili wilaya zitenge bajeti ya kukusanya damu kwa kushirikiana na Mpango wa Taifa wa damu salama
➢ Kuendelea kuelimisha na kuhamasisha jamii (nje ya shule na vyuo) umuhimu wa kuchangia damu kwa hiari ili kuongeza kiwango cha damu kinachokusanywa na kupunguza changamoto ya upungufu wa damu katika mahospitali hali inayopelekea watu kutoa rushwa ili wapatiwe huduma ya damu
➢ Kuendeleza utaratibu wa kutuma ujumbe mfupi wa maandishi kwa njia ya simu kwa wachangia damu. Ujumbe huo utakuwa wa kuhamasisha, kumkumbusha mchangiaji siku ya kuchangia tena damu n.k
➢ Kushirikiana na Wizara ya afya na Bohari kuu ya madawa (MSD) kuhakikisha vitendanishi vya kutosha vinapatikana kwa wakati
➢ Kuendelea kutoa elimu juu ya matumizi sahihi ya damu kwa watumishi wa hospitali, kuhamasisha jamii kutoa ushirikiano wa kubaini, kuzuia na kukemea vitendo vya uuzaji wa damu
➢ Kutoa majibu ya wachangia damu kwa wakati ili kuwapa hamasa ya kuchangia damu wakati mwingine unapofika

Monday, 3 November 2014

“Whosoever saves a human life saves the life of the whole mankind.
Shi’ite Muslims marked Ashura on Sunday, a day of pain, pilgrimage, and pageantry that is one of the holiest in their religion. Damu Salama Team Thanks all Shia Muslims For their Donation That will save Many Lives.
 


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

TANGAZO LA AJIRA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE

 

NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 2014

 

Post: Head of Donor Management (1 Position).

Duty Station: National Blood Transfusion Service HQ (Dar es Salaam

 

Job Summary

 

The Head of Donations manages/complements the Blood Donor Department under the OO, and closely works with Head of Marketing and Public Relations Officer in blood collection; donor recruitment and retention efforts. He / she monitor donor pre and post donation counseling and TTI and donor adverse events.

Reporting

Operations Officer  

 

Duties

1.
Coordination and strategic planning for zonal andsatellite centers on blood donor counseling and collection department.
2.
Development and implementation of the departmental annual work plans reports and budgets.
3.
Effective management of the department’s resources (personnel, equipment, consumables, budget) to ensure smooth conduct of blood donation activities in collaboration with heads of respective departments.
4.
Responsible for ensuring blood and products meet specifications for the intended purpose
5.
Training and mentorship in collection and counseling.
6.
Monitoring and evaluation of the department’s performance.
7.
Responsible for implementation of quality management system in the department in collaboration with heads of quality management.
8.
Responsible for development of and adherence to standard operating procedures in blood donor department.
9.
Monitoring occurrence and management of adverse donor reaction.
10.
Monitor prevalence of TTIs and ensure appropriate remedial strategies.
11.
Coordinates post donation counseling to ensure targets are achieved; deferral and referral are done in accordance with procedures.
12.
Responsible for identification laboratory training needs training, competence certification and compliance to Standard Operating Procedures through continued evaluation of staff performance.
13.
Any other duties as assigned by the OO.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

Entry Standards

Registered nurse with a bachelor degree in nursing, at least 3 years working experience in a counseling or blood safety institution, good communication and counseling skillsAbility to build a successful team, quality awareness and customer care skills desirable.

 

 

Post: Quality System Officer (1 Position).

Duty Station: Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Moshi)

 

Job Summary

 

The individual is responsible for implementation and maintenance of the quality management system; monitoring and detecting noncompliance to the QMS;

-ensuring conformance of products; test results to specifications for intended purpose and Assures the quality of all equipment, reagents, supplies, products and testing.

Reporting

Zonal Manager

Duties

 

1.
Monitor and ensure all zonal units comply and maintain the Quality Management System.
2.
Ensure adherence to SOPs and implementation all relevant aspects of the Quality management system and safety procedures.
3.
Assist in the preparation of technical Standard Operating Procedures.
4.
Identify relevant quality and safety related training needs with close co-operation with zonal HR.
5.
Ensures and coordinates zonal quality audits on blood safety activities (blood collection, component processing, storage, testing, and distribution) and reports the findings to management.
6.
Monitors and ensures document control procedures are adhered.
7.
Coordinates and ensures validation procedures in liaison with Heads of Units
8.
Perform Quality Control on in-house reagents, blood and products and other areas according to standard operating procedures.
9.
Ensuring that all critical incoming materials and equipment are inspected and tested in accordance with the established standards in collaboration with supplies officer and user department.
10.
Coordinates and ensures appropriate corrective and preventive action on all non-conformances in accordance to procedures, reagents, products, test results and consumables, at the zone.
11.
Ensure that the releases of final product from quarantine and test results are in accordance with the available standard and procedures. 
12.
Ensures quarantine, inspecting, testing and authorize release of all incoming critical supplies upon receipt.
13.
Coordinating zonal quality audits and implementation of recommendations.
14.
Coordinates the proficiency testing for all staff and communicates nonconformance to Zonal manager.
15.
Ensures planned preventive maintenance of critical equipment.
16.
Responsible for Safety and Quality awareness to staff in the zone.
17.
Co-ordinates and provides Secretariat to Quality Management Team meetings and compile quarterly quality reports and submit to Zonal Manager.
18.
Develops Quality System Management action plans.

 

19.
Performance of other duties activities as delegated the Zonal manager.

 

Skills and Knowledge

Training and experience in BTS technical; experience of Quality management; area Must have experience of running quality BTS training programs; experience and or qualification in Certified Trainer an asset. Supervisory,training and communication skills and public relations.

 

Entry Standards

Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences/Quality management, experience in Blood Transfusion Services is an added advantage, (Preferably 2 years of experience in the field).

 

Post: Phlebotomists (4 Positions).

Duty Station: Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Moshi)

 

Job Summary

 

Verifies donor identity before performing phlebotomy on all collections from donors; responsible for collection of blood that meets specifications for intended purpose while demonstrating donor care and vigilance against adverse reactions to blood donation.

 

Reporting

Head of donations Team Leader

Duties

 

 

1.
Performs phlebotomy at the center and at remote sites drawing blood from donors.
2.
Replenish donation equipment and consumables prior to donation session to avoid stock-outs.
3.
Demonstrates customer service at all levels of interactions with, community members, staff and provides for safety and comfort of donors.
4.
Responsible for the final validation of donor identity, and correct allocation and labeling of donation bags.
5.
Responsible for undertaking venipuncture of donors in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure.
6.
Carries out subordinate staff supervision, training and evaluation of their performance as directed by the Team Leader or Head of Centre.
7.
Reports to Team Leader are any occurrence that indicates that product quality may be compromised.
8.
Ensures that all blood safety activities are documented appropriately.
9.
Assists the Team Leader in meeting the daily collection target in liaison with the Recruitment Officer.
10.
Adherence to SOPs and implementation all relevant aspects of the Quality management system.
11.
Compliance with safety and housekeeping procedures.
12.
Responsible for storage and transportation of blood under optimal conditions.
13.
Carries out counseling and Team Leader duties whenever required to do so.

 

Skills and Knowledge

Competence in word processing and spreadsheet skills, Phlebotomy and counseling skill; management of adverse reaction and CPR skill ;( cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) (good communication skills; professionalism;planning and coordinating skills; good interpersonal relationship; team building).

 

Entry Standards

Registered General Nurse, Medical or clinical qualification /degree; 2 yearsexperience in medical environment; health facility, General knowledge in Blood Transfusion Service, Knowledge of Health and Safety Valid registration with Medical Council.

 

 

 

Post: Zonal ICT Officer (1 Position).

Duty Station: Lake Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Mwanza)

 

Job Summary

 

Ensure that quality and satisfaction levels with existing ICT services remain high during the implementation of NBTS services and initiatives, and to provide management and technical support to the development team during operations.

 

Reporting

Zonal Manager  

Duties

Assists in the deployment, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of active network equipment; routers, switches and firewalls.
Supports the routine audits of systems and software and applies operating system updates, patches and software.
Assist to create and updates access permissions and system policies and maintain user accounts.
Assist in the implementation of security measures to ensure the network infrastructure is up and running.
Perform Computer hardware troubleshooting and maintenance.
Provides IT support and training on hardware and software use in response to client requests.
Assist to manage user access to LAN, WAN, Servers files databases and administer Active Directory related functions.
Perform back at Zonal level.

 

Skills and Knowledge

Proven track record in implementing, managing and maintain TCP/IP network infrastructure and services. Certifications to any of these; CCNA, MSCE, A+, is an added advantage.

 

Entry Standards

First degree in Information Technology, Electronics or computer Science, at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

 

 

 

 

Post: Phlebotomists (2 Positions).

Duty Station: Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Dar es Salaam & Mtwara)

Job Summary

Verifies donor identity before performing phlebotomy on all collections from donors; responsible for collection of blood that meets specifications for intended purpose while demonstrating donor care and vigilance against adverse reactions to blood donation.

 

Reporting

Head of donations / Team Leader

Duties

 

 

14.
Performs phlebotomy at the center and at remote sites drawing blood from donors.
15.
Replenish donation equipment and consumables prior to donation session to avoid stock-outs.
16.
Demonstrates customer service at all levels of interactions with, community members, staff and provides for safety and comfort of donors.
17.
Responsible for the final validation of donor identity, and correct allocation and labeling of donation bags.
18.
Responsible for undertaking venipuncture of donors in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure.
19.
Carries out subordinate staff supervision, training and evaluation of their performance as directed by the Team Leader or Head of Centre.
20.
Reports to Team Leader are any occurrence that indicates that product quality may be compromised.
21.
Ensures that all blood safety activities are documented appropriately.
22.
Assists the Team Leader in meeting the daily collection target in liaison with the Recruitment Officer.
23.
Adherence to SOPs and implementation all relevant aspects of the Quality management system.
24.
Compliance with safety and housekeeping procedures.
25.
Responsible for storage and transportation of blood under optimal conditions.
26.
Carries out counseling and Team Leader duties whenever required to do so.

 

Skills and Knowledge

Competence in word processing and spreadsheet skills, Phlebotomy and counseling skill; management of adverse reaction and CPR skill ;( cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) (good communication skills; professionalism;planning and coordinating skills; good interpersonal relationship; team building).

 

Entry Standards

Registered General Nurse, Medical or clinical qualification /degree; 2 years experience in medical environment; health facility, General knowledge in Blood Transfusion Service, Knowledge of Health and Safety Valid registration with Medical Council.

 

Post: Counselor (2 Positions).

Duty Station: Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Dar es Salaam & Mtwara)

 

Job Summary

 

Have a duty to select blood donors with low risk of TTIs counseling. Pre-test counseling and educate blood donors on risk factors; and safeguarding donors safety from contraindicated donation; and will be in charge of performing and supervising all matters pertaining to pre and post donation counseling duties in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures

Reporting

NBTS Head of Donation

Duties

 

1.
Performs donor TTI risk assessment for suitability through health and physical check; and medical and socio-behavioral assessment using standard donor history questionnaire in a confidential manner.
2.
Pre-donation Counseling to all prospective blood donors to help them make an informed decision on donation. Psychologically priming for the outcome of test results.
3.
Educate donors to live a healthy lifestyle and to clarify myths and misconceptions.
4.
Coordinate, schedule and provide post donation counseling to all donors, regardless of test results outcome, before subsequent donations.
5.
Deferral and referral of both unsuitable potential donors and TTI positive donors for care and continuum.
6.
Monitoring and evaluation of counseling activities and implementation of appropriate remedial activities.
7.
Adherence to SOPs and implementation all relevant aspects of the Quality management system and safety procedures.
8.
Compliance with safety and housekeeping procedures.
9.
Be conversant with and carry out phlebotomy and other relevant duties as assigned by Head of Donation.
10.
Demonstrates customer service at all levels of interactions with, community members, staff and provides for safety and comfort of donors.

 

Skills and Knowledge

Counseling skills, Competence in word processing and spreadsheet skills, Good communication skills; professionalism; Planning and coordinating skills;Good interpersonal relationship; team building.

Entry Standards

Medical or clinical qualification /degree ; valid registration with Medical Council 3 years experience in a counseling  internship at a recognized health facility, General knowledge in Blood Transfusion Service Knowledge of Health and Safety Valid registration with Medical Council.

 


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ASKOFU MKUU WA TAG AWAONGOZA WACHUNGAJI KUCHANGIA DAMU


ASKOFU mkuu wa Kanisa la Tanzania Assemblies of God (TAG) Dk. Barnabas Mtokambali akichangia Damu

Baadhi ya wachungaji wa kanisa la TAG wakitoa damu na wengine wakisubiri zamu yao


ASKOFU mkuu wa Kanisa la Tanzania Assemblies of God (TAG) Dk. Barnabas Mtokambali akipimwa Damu

Makamu Askofu Mkuu, Dk. Mhiche akipimwa damu kabla ya kutoa

Baadhi ya wachungaji wengine wakiwa katika foleni ya kujiandikisha kutoa Damu




ASKOFU mkuu wa Kanisa la Tanzania Assemblies of God (TAG) Dk. Barnabas akiongea na waandishi wa habari

Afisa tabibu wa Damu Salama kanda ya Nyanda za juu kusini yenye makao makuu katika Hospitali ya Wazazi Meta jijini Mbeya, Alex Kasimba akiongea na waandishi wa habari


ASKOFU mkuu wa Kanisa la Tanzania Assemblies of God (TAG) Dk. Barnabas Mtokambali amewaongoza wachungaji zaidi ya 800 kuchangia damu.

Zoezi hilo liefanyika katika Chuo cha Biblia kilichopo Itende jijini Mbeya ambapo Askofu huyo katika kuonesha uzinduzi na yeye alichangia.

Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari mara baada ya kuchangia, alisema Wachungaji wameona wachangie damu kutokana na upungufu na mahitaji yanayoikabili Benki ya damu salama.

Alisema katika zoezi hilo ni wachungaji 800 ambao ni waangalizi wa kanisa ndiyo watakaoanza kuchangia na kufuatiwa na wachungaji wote kutona nchi nzima ambao watakuwepo mkoani Mbeya kwenye maadhimisho ya miaka 75 ya TAG.

Askofu alisema uchangiaji damu huo ni moja ya adhima ya kanisa ili kukabiliana na upungufu wa damu unaokikabili kituo cha damu salama kanda ya Nyanda za juu kusini hivyo litaendeshwa kwa muda wa siku tatu kuanzia Julai 10 hadi 12,mwaka huu ili kukamilisha wachungaji zaidi ya 1000 nchi nzima.

Alisema kama kanisa na Viongozi wameguswa na tatizo la upungufu wa damu katika mahospitali kutokana na watu kupata ajali kila siku, wanawake kupoteza damu nyingi wakati wa kujifungua pamoja na watoto ndiyo maana wakaona ni vema wakaonesha mfano wa kuchangia damu.

Aidha alitoa wito kwa viongozi wengine wa dini bila kujali itikadi zao kuchangia damu popote pale walipo ili kuokoa maisha ya Watanzania wenye mahitaji kwa kuwa damu haiuzwi na hakuna kiwanda cha kuzalisha zaidi ya mtu kujitolea.

Kwa upande wake Afisa tabibu wa Damu Salama kanda ya Nyanda za juu kusini yenye makao makuu katika Hospitali ya Wazazi Meta jijini Mbeya, Alex Kasimba,alisema ni kweli kuna upungufu mkubwa wa damu katika Benki yao.

Alisema kwa takwimu za Mwaka jana damu iliyokuwa ikihitajika ni chupa 28000 lakini Benki ilifanikiwa kukusanya chupa 19000 sawa na asilimia 68 hivyo kuwa na upungufu wa chupa 9000 sawa na asilimia 32.

Alisema hata mwaka huu wanauhitaji wa kiasi kama hicho ili kuweza kuziba pengo la upungufu wa damu ambapo kupitia maadhimisho ya Miaka 75 ya TAG wanatarajia kukusanya zaidi ya Lita 400.

Aliongeza kuwa taasisi za kidini kama TAG, Sabato, Waislam na taasisi za elimu kama Shule za sekondari na vyuo ndiyo wanaojitolea kwa wingi damu tofauti na wananchi wa kawaida.
Mwisho.

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