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WHO/Europe | Serbia - South-eastern Europe workshop on availability of blood and safety of transfusion therapy in emergencies

A multicountry workshop on increasing blood availability and providing the highest donor and patient safety in transfusion therapy in emergency circumstances took place in Bucharest, Romania on 7–9 July 2014. The workshop was organized by the Technical Assistance Information Exchange instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX) in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of Health, on behalf of the Regional Health Development Centre (RHDC) on Accreditation and Continuous Quality in Belgrade, and the RHDC on Blood Products and Safety in Oradea, Romania.

Statement – Floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia Statement by Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe


Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia have been severely affected by floods triggered by cyclone Tamara and the associated heavy rainfall, hitting large areas in all 3 countries since 13 May 2014. The immediate impact of the disaster was the loss of over 40 lives, and the need to evacuate over 85 000 people to temporary shelters. Economic damage is calculated to be in the order of hundreds of millions of euros.