July 4, 2020
Reducing blood-related maternal deaths in Kenya

From the website: "Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Advanced IT Solutions Limited (AISL) and Jacaranda Health have partnered in a scheme that will leverage technology to enhance blood access and reduce blood-related maternal deaths. This will be actualized using Damu-Sasa, a blood services management system developed by AISL.

This is in response to the perennial blood shortage facing health facilities across the country. While Kenya needs in excess of 500,000 units of blood a year, it only collects approximately 180,000 units according to the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS).

The partnership is expected to contribute towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through access to the timely blood supply. Amref Health Africa in Kenya and Advanced IT Solutions Limited will offer the technology to support improvement in blood donor management with the view to achieving increased voluntary donations."