Damu-Sasa is an innovative end-to-end blood services information management system, meant for the blood services value-chain. It is built to aid in blood donor relationship management, blood requisition and inventory and utilisation management, blood unit tracking, emergency control and reporting, including Haemovigilance and stakeholder collaboration.
It was inspired by the crisis associated with the Westgate terrorist attack that happened a few years ago. The crisis saw desperate unstructured appeals for blood and a slow response due to the lack of real-time data on blood levels and where to get the blood, coupled by poor coordination and collaboration among key players in the blood services ecosystem.
Through a partnership with technology solutions firm Advanced IT Solutions (AISL) Amref Health Africa in Kenya is supporting the to scale up Damu – Sasa in hospitals across the country towards the realisation of universal health coverage (UHC).
Damu-Sasa was successfully piloted at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) over a period of nine (9) months, where it is still running. It arose out of the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP), run by the ICT Authority (ICTA), under the Ministry of ICT (MoICT).