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OpenLMIS

OpenLMIS is a leading Open Source electronic logistics management information system purpose-built to manage health supply chains in low- and middle-income countries.

Country

Global Impact

Solution

eLMIS / OpenLMIS

Topic

Health care information

Status

In Transition

UPDATE:  OpenLMIS is an open source tool supported by an international community of partners, implementers, and developers. LEARN MORE

Background

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.

How it
Works

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.

Resources

Presentation  |  2021

OpenLMIS-Vitalliance Partnership Announcement

Presentation  |  2020

OpenLMIS Features Overview

Fact Sheet  |  2020

OpenLMIS Features Overview

Fact Sheet  |  2020

OpenLMIS Briefing Document

Report  |  2019

OpenLMIS – GAP Project Success Story

Report  |  2016

Diagnostic des Systèmes d’Information de Gestion Logistique (SIGL) en Guinée

Program Impact

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.

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Partners

Government

  • UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children

Technical Partners

  • Vitalliance Corp
  • ThoughtWorks
  • John Snow, Inc.
  • CHAI
  • Chemonics
  • SolDevelo
  • PATH
  • PEPFAR

Donors

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • USAID|DELIVER PROJECT

Support Our Mission

Your tax deductible contribution helps to increase health care availability to reach the most under-reached.

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