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OpenLMIS is a leading Open Source electronic logistics management information system purpose-built to manage health supply chains in low- and middle-income countries.
SolutioneLMIS / OpenLMIS
TopicHealth care information
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OpenLMIS is a software platform specifically designed to manage health commodity supply chains in low-resource environments. VillageReach pioneered the concept of an open source electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) for vaccine supply chains.
With an initial field implementation in Mozambique in 2010, VillageReach built on this experience to collaborate with ministries of health in Tanzania and Zambia to develop shared requirements for a new logistics management information system, laying the groundwork for a national scale implementation of OpenLMIS and national scale implementations in these countries.
Since the initial concept was developed, VillageReach has played a leading role in the evolution of the OpenLMIS platform, which has now become multi-country, multi-donor, multi-implementer-driven open source community.
The initiative is committed to shared learning and shared benefit, with the goal of continually improving the performance of health supply chains in low-and-middle-income-countries (LMICs) through improved data visibility and utilization. OpenLMIS has been implemented in eight geographies: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar, Malawi and Angola.
Globally, OpenLMIS manages data for over 11,000 health facilities across 8 deployments: Mozambique (2012), Tanzania (2013), Zanzibar (2014) Zambia (2014), Benin (2015), Cote d’Ivoire (2015) and Malawi (2017) and Angola (2019).
Initial implementations of OpenLMIS have reported significant efficiencies and improvements in health supply chain performance including:
- Improving data availability from 1 month to 1 day
- Reduction in stockout frequency from 19% to 5%
The OpenLMIS Community continues to track results as more systems are deployed in more countries and use case data is reported back to the Community.
- UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children
- Vitalliance Corp
- John Snow, Inc.
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Rockefeller Foundation
- USAID|DELIVER PROJECT