Initiatives and Projects: ICT
OpenLMIS is a state-of-the-art, open source, web-enabled, enterprise class electronic logistics management information system (LMIS), purpose-built to manage medical commodity supply chains. The OpenLMIS initiative incorporates a community-focused approach to develop open source and customizable LMIS systems specifically designed for low-resource settings. The initiative provides an environment where software modules and datasets from newly-developed code and existing systems are made available in a public repository. OpenLMIS is currently deployed in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zanzibar.
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Developed in partnership with the University of Washington, ODK Scan is an Android app that utilizes computer algorithms and the phone’s built-in camera to automatically digitize data from paper forms. Functional application of ODK scan will enable a more efficient paper-to-digital process, with potential to significantly improve communications by illuminating data through to the last mile of the health system.
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Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF), or Health Center by Phone
CCPF is an mHealth innovation in Malawi designed to increase access to timely and appropriate maternal, neonatal and child health information, advice and care. CCPF runs on a technology platform specifically designed to meet the challenges of low resource communities. Together with our partners, VillageReach developed the requirements for and built the associated technology components needed to support the program as well as future enhancements.
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