IBC General Assembly in Madagascar

Uniting Blue Cross members from around 30 countries to work on future strategy


At this years´ International Blue Cross General Assembly 70 participants from member organizations in 30 countries met in Madagascar to support each other in their global fight against drug and alcohol related harm. From 3rd to 7th October we discussed and learnt from each other. The focus was at the new organizational structure and the financing of activities and closer involvement of the member organizations. A new board has been elected and the statutes revised. Furthermore the name „International Federation of the Blue Cross (IFBC)“ has been changed to „International Blue Cross (IBC)“. Besides this an important outcome of the meeting was the election of the new Network Committee which consists of the following seven members for the coming four years: Albert Moukolo (Switzerland, President), Reinhard Jahn (Germany, Vice-President), Rolf Hartmann (Brasil), Ingalill Söderberg (Sweden), Palesa Phelane (South Afrika), Fajanarina Rasolomana (Madagascar) and Hans Eglin (Switzerland). Holger Lux (Romania) and Revocatus Nginila (Tanzania) are the elected substitute members.

The IBC thanks all the participants which filled this event with their ideas and thoughts and made it an unforgettable experience. Our biggest „Thank You“ goes to our hosts from the Blue Cross Madagascar, who organised the event and overwhelmed us with their hospitality.

We are looking forward to implementing the strategy 2016-2020 with you and developing good collaborations and creating new initiatives with our members and partners.

Please find our new strategy attached and we look forward to sharing updates in months and years to come.