Wala Health Application
The App educates the public on the importance of voluntary unpaid blood donation.
The App serves as a database for blood services activities and news to improve accessibility and bring the noble act of saving lives through blood donation, closer to the populace.
Notification to people based on geo-location. The App notifies users about blood donation events within their localities.
Image Filters to allow users share photos on social media to raise awareness on blood donation.
Users can call the National Blood Service Help center directly from the app.
Users will receive verified health information from doctors.
Wala Health Application
Wala means Life in the Ghanaian GA language. Wala is a mobile application that allows the National Blood Service, Ghana to educate the general public on the importance of voluntary unpaid blood donation and help demystify the myths surrounding it.
The App also serves as a platform to send notifications to potential blood donors on the importance of giving blood voluntarily and its benefits, and reminders to existing blood donors to continue giving blood regularly.
Wala was founded by BISA, a mobile health technology company in partnership with the National Blood Service Ghana.
Blood donors who use the application receive daily health tips to improve their lifestyles and blood services updates on issues surrounding giving blood to save lives. They have answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about blood donation and information on locations/times of upcoming and on-going blood donation events through the application.
BISA means “ask” in the Ghanaian Twi language. Bisa is a health technology company powered by Oasis Websoft. It is a mobile application that allows users with an Android, iPhone or Windows phone to directly interact with medical practitioners without being physically present at the hospital. This is an advantage to people who need medical care and advice but are not able to visit the hospital for various reasons like poverty, long queues at the hospital, the fear of stigmatization, especially for people who have symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) makes them embarrassed to seek the needed treatment.
As a result of these reasons and others, there is a gap in the healthcare system where some people are not able to easily seek medical help when needed. However, healthcare is a basic amenity which everyone should be able to access and BISA seeks to address this disparity in access to healthcare.
The National Blood Service, Ghana is an agency under the Ministry of Health, Ghana. The mandate of the National Blood Service, Ghana is to ensure an effective and coordinated national approach to the provision of safe, adequate and efficacious, blood and blood products, making it timely, accessible and affordable to all patients requiring blood transfusion therapy in public and private health facilities in Ghana.
The National Blood Service, Ghana aims at improving the lives of patients through the generosity of humanity and a national blood supply system that relies on 100% voluntary blood donations.