Blood transfusion safety

Internship Opportunities

Blood Transfusion Safety (BTS) unit

Heath System Governance and Service Delivery (HDS) Department

Health Systems and Services (HSS) Cluster

As the acknowledged leader in global blood transfusion safety issues, WHO is committed to building future leaders in blood transfusion safety and public health. WHO's Internship Programme provides a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight into the work of WHO. Every year a limited number of places for internships are available. Internships in the unit of Blood Transfusion Safety provide an excellent opportunity to participate in the work of the Organization and to expand the knowledge and understanding of WHO's goals, policies and activities.

The mission of the Health Systems and Services cluster is to enable Member states to improve equity in health, access, coverage and quality of health services through policy dialogue informed by sound evidence, systematic learning and capacity building. In line with this mission, the main objective of the WHO Blood Transfusion Safety (WHO/BTS) Programme is to ensure provision of universal and equitable access and appropriate use of safe, quality and efficacious blood and blood products worldwide, as part of “Access to quality health care for all”, also ensuring blood donor and patient safety and contributing to patients’ health and survival.

BTS supports Member States through policy advice and technical guidance, advocacy, mentoring, technical support, technology transfer, capacity building, twinning, networking and facilitation of bilateral and multilateral funds. If you have any enquiries, please contact the unit at

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