Blood Safety Information System (BSSP)

Develop and effectively implement an open source Blood Safety Information System in low resource settings

Project start date : 01/04/2013

Beneficiary country : Cameroon Ethiopia Ghana Lesotho South Sudan Zambia

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Emergency services

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Other(s) (specify)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Other (please specify)

About the sponsor

Jembi Health Systems NPC

Jembi is an African non-profit organisation registered in South Africa with country offices in Mozambique, Rwanda and Zambia. Jembi was established in 2009 by Dr Chris Seebregts and has rapidly become one of the leading specialist in health information systems in Africa. Our mission is to advance global health by developing and implementing sustainable information systems, growing partnerships and building local capacity with focus on developing countries. We do this by working with public and private sectors partners to develop and improve quality digital health solutions. Our core competencies include: needs assessment and requirements gathering, system design and solution architecture, software development, implementation and capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation. Jembi Technology Division houses over 30 software developers, analysts and product owners, using cutting-edge software engineering methods to develop software and HIS consistent with international standards. We act as ethical mediators, develop software, analyse and re-engineer health systems and undertake research on the application of HISs in developing countries. We are committed to independence and impartiality, and the utilization of good practices in the digital health domain.

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : South Africa

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation



  • American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Safe Blood for Africa (SBFA)

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Africa Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT)

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)