February 5, 2024

Sabasi is getting bigger and better!

Sabasi 2.0

Sabasi, our innovative and simple-to-use data collection tool will be going through a series of upgrades throughout the month of February. It has been exciting to witness the platform’s success, and we are committed to providing our users with the best possible experience. As we grow and thrive together, it is now crucial that we must enhance our platform’s capabilities.

Since its inception nearly 2 years ago, Sabasi has achieved incredible success so far. 

Nandi County has been using Sabasi for data collection and systematic update of the Nandi county’s data desk, with a phased approach centered around key sectors: Health, Education, and Agriculture. The county government actively engaged 70 local youth from all 30 wards within Nandi county to collect data, and as a result, approximately 240 health care facilities and 1,861 institutions of learning were successfully mapped in just 3 days.

Sabasi Training Session in Nandi County.

Kilifi County has used Sabasi to aid their data collection activities towards reporting and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of the County projects. Youth fellows from the county were recruited and trained on using Sabasi to collect data in the field in some of the remotest parts of the county. Sabasi greatly simplified and sped up the process of data collection, verification and upload and ensured that it was simple, fast and seamless.

Data collection exercise in Kilifi County.

In 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMREF engaged a large number of community health workers (CHWs) to collect health data in households, and instead of the paper questionnaires they had been using, our tool Sabasi enabled the CHWs to use a mobile device to collect and transmit data to a centralized database allowing for real time reporting, faster collection and improved data quality.

The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC) has used Sabasi to collect patients’ records, information that is then logged into the central health record system. 

Missing Child Kenya, have made use of Sabasi to undertake surveys, and to simplify their weekly data collection in the Africa Missing Children Network.

Sabasi 2.0

As we celebrate our accomplishments, we look forward to the future where Sabasi will be able to do more. Sabasi is evolving to accommodate the increasing demand, and this entails comprehensive upgrades across various aspects of our platform.

Technical Enhancements:

Our tech team, after a thorough review, has outlined key areas for improvement. The focus is on optimizing servers, enhancing data processing engines, and fortifying our codebase. These upgrades aim to make data transmission even more seamless, ensuring a smoother experience for all users.

The essence of these upgrades is not just about meeting the current demand but anticipating and preparing for a future where Sabasi continues to be at the forefront of connectivity and collaboration. We envision a platform that not only meets your expectations but exceeds them.

System Interruptions:

Upgrades will commence on 2nd February until 29th February 2024. During this upgrade process, users may experience temporary disruptions. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work tirelessly to bring you an enhanced and more resilient Sabasi.

In essence, this upgrade is a celebration of how far we’ve come with Sabasi. We’re grateful for your continued support, and we can’t wait to unveil the upgraded Sabasi that will provide better capabilities to collect data more seamlessly. Stay tuned for updates on the exciting transformation of Sabasi – because we’re building something truly extraordinary!

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