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What is included in the Launch Package? (Brandon)

  • What support is being offered to existing OpenLMIS countries? does the launch package apply? For countries who have an LMIS, if they want support we can make it available. But there needs to be other inputs that come from the countries (project manager, data, etc.)
  • Once the Free Launch package ends, what level of costs are anticipated to keep it going?

Local hosting: When? how? what would it take? why not right away? (Wes)

Why would we use this instead of DHIS2? Brandon: if you already have another tool that is doing this, you don't need redundant services. Our guidance is to show what OpenLMIS can do but if you have other solutions that meet your needs dont re-invent the wheel. Leverage what you have. Gaurav: if you're looking to quickly deploy a system and then expand it to the rest of the program then OpenLMIS should be your preferred choice (we can support supply chain processes at many levels). But if you aren't going beyond this specific use case then DHIS2 can work. We are an approved tool by Gavi/Global Fund eLMIS tool 

Resilient systems, reference to ebola experience: choosing OpenLMIS would be doing things differently "building back better" (Rebecca to integrate this into intro slides)

Timelines: How long will it take? (Christine). Explain what is needed from the country in order to meet the 4 week timeframe. Malawi could be quicker. Estimate 4 weeks but that van vary depending on

(internal question): is there a certain amount of visibility we need in order to offer our support- to make sure there are people on the other side to take things over after 6 months? Brandon: Our slides said that MoH request is required, also need a project manager and be able to collect all the data; these pre-requisites might be enough. 

Who would do the work? (someone local or global)?