Blood Safety Strengthening Programme (BSSP)
As one of the WHO recognised essential medicines, safe blood is a critical treatment for severe bleeding during pregnancy and childbirth, childhood malaria and trauma. The aim of the Blood Safety Strengthening Programme is to support international efforts to improve accessibility and safety of blood in resource-constrained countries by electronically capturing and managing data about blood donors and donations from the point of donation to point of transfusion.
South African Programmes
This programme constitutes the technical core of the organisation. It aims to harness the skills and innovative thinking developed in our research and innovation programme, to design, develop and implement eHealth solutions. Jembi is currently regarded as one of the foremost specialists in health information systems based in Africa and has core competencies and highly skilled staff.
Over the past year, Jembi’s international program has focused on building out a core team working on Health Information Exchange (HIE) tool development and support for other projects and programmes leveraging these tools. This has included community engagement and capacity building through training and participation in international communities and meetings, supporting local and international teams, NGOs and ministries of health with interoperability and health.
MOASIS or Mozambican Open Architecture Standards and Information Systems is one of Jembi’s largest programmes working within Mozambique with technical teams based in 7 provinces of across the country. Since 2009, Jembi has been a strategic partner of the Government of Mozambique in the field of information systems for the health, social welfare and justice sectors.
Jembi is presently incubating a new programme focussed mainly on the area of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The Programme is also working with the University of Pretoria, Research Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn & Child Health Care Strategies and Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Unit, South African Medical Research Council (SA MRC) and Tshwane district on integration of existing MNCH data collection tools and strengthening of PMTCT.
The Jembi Regional Programme currently consists of a number of projects on the African continent supporting a number of strategic national and regional initiatives. Jembi is supporting a wide range of activities across the regional programme working with many international and local partners and funders including CDC and USAID. We are excited to be growing our footprint in Africa.
Jembi’s Multi-Country Programme focuses on developing and implementing open source digital health solutions that are customisable and configurable for use across multiple countries in Africa and beyond. The programme’s projects cover multiple health areas from blood safety to HIV case-based surveillance and universal health coverage. The programme leverages Jembi’s competencies in requirements analysis, software development, interoperability, partnerships and capacity building to implement sustainable digital health solutions at a local and national level.