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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.

Dec 19, 2018   |   Blog Post

Looking Better than Ever: OpenLMIS v3.5 offers exciting new visual & analytics capabilities

Reposted from OpenLMIS The latest release of the OpenLMIS software, version 3.5, is a major accomplishment for the Initiative and a milestone for public health supply chain stakeholders globally.  3.5 is the sixth major release since the re architecture and represents how implementers continue to...

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Sep 5, 2018   |   Blog Post

OpenLMIS Releases Version 3.4

Reposted from OpenLMIS OpenLMIS is a global initiative to support the development of shareable, interoperable, open-source software for electronic logistics management information systems. The OpenLMIS initiative’s mission is to make a powerful Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) available in low-resource environments – providing high-quality...

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Mar 2, 2017   |   Press Release

OpenLMIS announces the launch of OpenLMIS version 3, an open source logistics management information system (LMIS)

Announcement- March 2, 2017 OpenLMIS  Releases Version 3 Today, OpenLMIS announces the release of OpenLMIS version 3, an open source logistics management information system (LMIS). The OpenLMIS Community, representing a global consortium of partners including software developers, implementers and donors, collaborated on a full redesign of...

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Nov 15, 2016   |   Blog Post

Understanding (with) SELV

OpenLMIS, SELV, iSC. To most people these acronyms don’t mean much. To me, they tell a story of getting vaccines to the most remote communities in Mozambique. Sistema Electronico de Logstica de Vacinas (SELV) is the local name of a software used to record...

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Mar 24, 2016   |   Blog Post

What do vaccines and vending machines have in common? Using data to improve vaccine delivery in Benin

Over the past year and a half in Benin, VillageReach has supported the Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) in their work to pilot and scale Logivac, an informed push distribution system for immunization commodities. Starting as a pilot in a single health zone in...

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Jan 8, 2015   |   Blog Post

2014: A Year of Learning

Why Peer-to-Peer Learning is a Critical Part of Health System Improvement As the Country Director for VillageReach in Mozambique, I am very encouraged by the progress we have made in the last 12 months. Great strides were made at the national level to bring...

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Aug 28, 2014   |   Blog Post

Testing Innovation in the Field - SELV

A few weeks back, my colleague Rachel Powers wrote about VillageReach’s customized deployment of an open-source electronic logistics system (OpenLMIS) in Mozambique, where it is referred to as SELV (Sistema Electrónico de Logística de Vacinas). Along with members of our team, she and I...

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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 a 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

Report  |  2023

Target Software Standards v2.5.7

Report  |  2023

Planning for Sustainability: Lessons from OpenLMIS

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

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