Special report: Summary of the first meeting of African Blood and Marrow Transplantation (AfBMT) group, Casablanca, Morocco, April 19–21, 2018 held under the auspices of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT)

Mhamed Harif, Daniel Weisdorf, Nicolas Novitzky, Jeff Szer, Lahoucine Mahmal, Malek Benakli, Tarek Ben Othman, Nosakhare Bazuaye, Eoin McGrath, Paul W. Eldridge, Lamia Torjemane, Abdellah Madani, Redouane Ahmed Nacer, Reguia Belkhedim, Walid Rasheed, Syed O. Ahmed, Yoshihisa Kodera, Mahmoud Aljurf, Dietger W. Niederwieser, Asmaa Quessar

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The first meeting of the African Blood and Marrow Transplantation (AfBMT) was held in Casablanca from April 19, 2018 to April 21, 2018, with the aim of fostering hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) activity in Africa. Out of the 54 African countries, HSCT is available only in six (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tunisia). During this meeting, African teams and international experts from the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) gathered to share their experience and discussed ways to help fill the gap. Nurses and patients held their meeting in parallel. International support and collaboration can help by providing expertise adapted to local resources and regional population needs. Local engagement including government and private participants are necessary to initiate and develop local HSCT capability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHematology/ Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
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  • Africa
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

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Special report : Summary of the first meeting of African Blood and Marrow Transplantation (AfBMT) group, Casablanca, Morocco, April 19–21, 2018 held under the auspices of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT). / Harif, Mhamed; Weisdorf, Daniel; Novitzky, Nicolas; Szer, Jeff; Mahmal, Lahoucine; Benakli, Malek; Ben Othman, Tarek; Bazuaye, Nosakhare; McGrath, Eoin; Eldridge, Paul W.; Torjemane, Lamia; Madani, Abdellah; Ahmed Nacer, Redouane; Belkhedim, Reguia; Rasheed, Walid; Ahmed, Syed O.; Kodera, Yoshihisa; Aljurf, Mahmoud; Niederwieser, Dietger W.; Quessar, Asmaa.

In: Hematology/ Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy, 01.01.2019.

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Harif, M, Weisdorf, D, Novitzky, N, Szer, J, Mahmal, L, Benakli, M, Ben Othman, T, Bazuaye, N, McGrath, E, Eldridge, PW, Torjemane, L, Madani, A, Ahmed Nacer, R, Belkhedim, R, Rasheed, W, Ahmed, SO, Kodera, Y, Aljurf, M, Niederwieser, DW & Quessar, A 2019, 'Special report: Summary of the first meeting of African Blood and Marrow Transplantation (AfBMT) group, Casablanca, Morocco, April 19–21, 2018 held under the auspices of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT)', Hematology/ Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hemonc.2019.05.003
Harif, Mhamed ; Weisdorf, Daniel ; Novitzky, Nicolas ; Szer, Jeff ; Mahmal, Lahoucine ; Benakli, Malek ; Ben Othman, Tarek ; Bazuaye, Nosakhare ; McGrath, Eoin ; Eldridge, Paul W. ; Torjemane, Lamia ; Madani, Abdellah ; Ahmed Nacer, Redouane ; Belkhedim, Reguia ; Rasheed, Walid ; Ahmed, Syed O. ; Kodera, Yoshihisa ; Aljurf, Mahmoud ; Niederwieser, Dietger W. ; Quessar, Asmaa. / Special report : Summary of the first meeting of African Blood and Marrow Transplantation (AfBMT) group, Casablanca, Morocco, April 19–21, 2018 held under the auspices of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT). In: Hematology/ Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy. 2019.
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