BISA means “ask” in the Ghanaian Twi language. 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.