Meet our Trusted Partners

This page provides an introduction to each of the OpenLMIS Community's Trusted Partners, so we can all be familiar with their key areas of expertise and relevant digital technology implementation experience:

John Snow Inc. (JSI)

Key contacts: Edward WilsonAshraf

  • Introduction:
    • Dedicated to improving access to healthcare to underserved and vulnerable communities around the world
    • Operating in 44 countries (including the US) with over 3,000 staff
    • Over 30 years of experience in supply chain management in over 70 countries
  • Digital LMIS Experience:
    • Enterprise resource planning solutions to manage global supply chain operations and national medical stores
    • Extensive experience in establishing electronic interfaces for data exchanges among different links of the supply chain systems
    • Web-based LMIS solutions in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Zimbabwe
    • OpenLMIS in Tanzania, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire, and Guinea
    • In Zambia, automation of workflows at health facility level to capture all transactions impacting product inventories, month-end aggregation of such transactions, and electronic submission of month-end LMIS report from health facilities to central OpenLMIS server.
    • In Tanzania, implemented country wide comprehensive immunization reporting system (called VIMS) that automated reporting of immunizations performed, stock level of vaccine and related commodities, operating status of cold chain equipment (CCE), temperature reading of CCE, batch movement and expiration tracking, adverse event reporting/investigation, and requisition and order fulfilment services to maintain health facilities with adequate stock.
    • Mobile technology for last mile ordering and reporting in Malawi, Kenya, and Tanzania
    • GS1 bar code functionality to support receiving and distributions workflows in Ethiopia
  • Key expertise: 
    • Supply chain analysis, design, and implementation
    • Business process reengineering, change management and policy level advocacy
    • Information system design, piloting, impact evaluation, country level rollout, training, support, and end-to-end implementation services
    • Building local capacity and transitioning to local/regional institutions for sustainability
    • KPI based analytics, data use, supportive supervision and performance management
    • Digital management information system implementation

SolDevelo

Key contacts: Jakub SławińskiSebastian Brudziński

  • Introduction:
    • A dynamic software development and information technology outsourcing company, focused on delivering high quality software and innovative solutions
    • With offices in Poland and Seattle, SolDevelo has a team of over 60 developers working on a range of projects involving: application development, mobile solutions, testing and quality assurance, cloud infrastructure 
    • Many global clients in the health and development sector
    • Active member and contributor to the OpenLMIS Community
  • Digital LMIS experience:
    • Core development and QA of OpenLMIS v3
    • Customization, deployment, and ongoing dev support of OpenLMIS v3 in Malawi
    • Supported implementations: Benin (SIIL) and Mozambique (SELV)
  • Key Expertise:
    • Open source and social impact engagement
    • Designing and developing software tailored to meet client's needs
    • Mobile solutions like data collection software used worldwide in health and manufacturing industry
    • Testing and Quality Assurance to make sure our solutions are bug-free
    • Cloud infrastructure and hosting services

Softworks

Key contact: MAHMUDUL ISLAM (Unlicensed)

  • Introduction:
    • SoftWorks is a software development company, specialization in supply chain information system development
    • Software implemented in 19 countries, mostly African subcontinent
    • Experience working with International NGOs – Management Sciences for Health, Chemonics, PATH, WaterAid, ICIMOD
    • Donors and funding agencies – USAID, JICA, Global Fund
  • Digital LMIS experience:
    •  National level LMIS
    •  Inventory Management System for warehouses
    •  Interoperability with DHIS2
    • Specific Africa-based country projects can be seen in the visual below:
  • Key Expertise:
    • System requirements analysis
    • Software development
    • User Acceptance workshop
    • Rollout and implementation
    • Maintenance support


VillageReach

Key contacts: Brandon Bowersox-JohnsonChristine Lenihan

  • Introduction:
    • VillageReach is a global non-profit advancing our mission to save lives and improve health by increasing access to quality health care for the most underserved communities.
    • Works with governments to solve health care delivery challenges in low-resource communities. Focuses on three areas of the health system: (1) improving productivity and capacity of health workers; (2) improving the availability of vaccines, medicines, and supplies at the last mile; and (3) integrating data driven decision-making at all levels of the health system.
    • Has a strong presence in 3 core countries--Mozambique, Malawi and Democratic Republic of the Congo–play an active role in supporting and innovating with OpenLMIS and other digital tools. VillageReach also supports OpenLMIS in other countries in partnership with other members of the OpenLMIS community. 
  • Digital LMIS Experience: 
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique

      • SELV (OpenLMIS v2 for vaccines)
      • SIGLUS (OpenLMIS v2 mobile stock management) upgrade assessment
    • Angola

      • OpenLMIS v3 implementation (in partnership with PSM/Chemonics)
    • Cote d’Ivoire

      • mVaccine
    • Benin

      • SIIL (OpenLMIS v2 for vaccines)
    • Tanzania

      • Support for eLMIS & gap project
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo  

      • Mobile logistics data collection 
  • Key Expertise: 
    • Human centered design
    • Data visualization & analytics
    • Supply chain design
    • Software development and deployment

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Key contacts: Gaurav BhattacharyaSatish Choudhury

  • Introduction:
    • CHAI is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without it’s assistance
    • Has approximately 1,500 staff and over a decade of experience in supporting and implementing programs with Ministries of Health in 30+ countries.
    • Aims for universal access to services by improving capacity, enabling access to commodities and services and building sustainable systems to deliver these services
  • Digital LMIS experience: 
    • Provided major technical expertise into building Stock Management functionality in OpenLMIS v3
    • Contributed to overall vision, governance and design of OpenLMIS product
    • Mozambique:
      • SIGLUS, a mobile stock management system for all commodities and programs. SIGLUS uses OpenLMIS v2 as back end
    • India:
      • Inventory Management System (IMS) for HIV and deployed at national scale
    • Kenya:
      • Health Commodity Management Platform
      • CHANGO, an LMIS for Vaccines
    • Rwanda:
      • Developed and deployed the Medical Equipment Management and Maintenance System (MEMMS) platform
    • South Africa:
      • Developed RSA Pharma, pharmaceutical-tracking database  that provides business intelligence for the procurement and supply of life-saving medicines.
    • In various countries:
      • SMS-based stock management and reporting tool
  • Key expertise:
    • Supply Chain technical expertise
    • In-depth understanding of local context and challenges and teams on the ground with longstanding relationships with MOH and key stakeholders
    • Understanding of all program areas and integration opportunities in supply chain and information systems
    • Design, software development, deployment and successful transition of technology systems
    • Product management
    • Change management
    • Trainings, institutionalization and support
    • Costing scale up and operational planning

Ona

Key contact: Matt Berg

  • Introduction:

    • Ona is a social enterprise with extensive experience in the humanitarian and development sectors globally. Our mission is to ensure equitable access to services for those who need them most.

    • We deliver this by:

      • Providing organizations with powerful, flexible tools to serve the communities that are most in need

      • Building technology that affords new opportunities for governments and development organizations to be increasingly collaborative, data-driven, and accountable to the people they serve.

    • Ona develops and offers a wide range of products and services including two prominent mobile platforms, the Open Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP) and Ona.io.

  • Digital LMIS experience:
    • Ona is developing the OpenLMIS analytics and reporting solution based on our open source Canopy Data Platform in partnership with the OpenLMIS community. Ona has demonstrated pulling information from multiple sources including emails, DHIS2, custom accounting systems and OpenLMIS all into a single system that can be built upon with minimal engineering.
    • Integration between OpenSRP and OpenLMIS to support managing stock offline in the OpenSRP Android app
      • Provides a mobile interface that can work offline for long periods of time, only exchanging information with OpenLMIS when the internet becomes available
      • Stock management module
  • Key expertise:
    • Digital solutions for data collection and visualization (dashboards, reports)
    • Mobile health solutions, data management solutions, open-source technology
    • Adapting and customizing digital solutions to the needs of health workers and ministries of health in various country settings

PATH

Key contacts: Brian Taliesin

  • Introduction: 

    • PATH envisions a world where innovation ensures that health is within reach for everyone. Today, PATH is harnessing the power of digital tools and fostering innovation in communities everywhere to bring good health within reach of more people faster. Our guiding principles:
      • Put the user first
      • Collaborate for impact
      • Focus on sustainability
      • Uphold country ownership
      • Evaluate and evolve solutions
    • PATH supports digital health globally with our expertise and experience working across public private partnerships and
      • By remaining technology-agnostic, we help countries navigate the complex digital health landscape and make the best decisions for national digital health investments.
      • By finding opportunity to leverage and deepen the application of sustainable global goods, we strengthen the portfolio of health technology platforms available for country health programs.
      • By packaging complete solutions as global goods, we are accelerating adaptation and reuse of digital health tools by countries.
  • Digital LMIS:
    • We combine commercial software development practices with an understanding of practical health challenges to address information management needs and improve data-driven decision-making. Examples include: 
      • Developing country-specific common requirements for logistics systems
      • Working with countries to augment immunization and global health databases to establish nationwide immunization information systems
      • Improving existing information systems to track commodities, cold chain assets, and routine immunization data
      • Use of dashboards to improve utility and functionality of existing data platforms
      • Working with multilateral organizations to build a common shared immunization data platform
      • Developing and introducing software for countries to collect data and manage cold chain equipment inventories
  • Key experience:
    • Human-centered and evidence-based solutions
      • We partner with end users to understand their challenges, context, and health needs–and we use what we learn to define affordable, data-driven, appropriate solutions
    • Multisector partnerships
      • We forge unexpected partnerships with institutions, investors, and businesses of all sizes, matching each partner's expertise with our unique strengths to develop, deploy, and scale up innovations that remove roadblocks to health
    • Advocacy to overcome barriers
      • We work with global and national influencers to advocate for evidence-based policies that drive progress on health. And we work with local organizations to build and support champions for health

BAO Systems

Key contacts:  Dan Cocos, Peter Galletta

Introduction:

  • BAO Systems builds scalable and sustainable digital health solutions to empower our partners to improve health outcomes with data insights.

  • BAO Systems is supporting over 80 partners in more than 60 countries.

  • BAO Systems is a social enterprise and a certified US small business.

  • Our interdisciplinary staff helps us to better understand the challenges and solutions around data in international development. We are 70 team members with diverse expertise in international development, public health, M&E, software development, design, systems engineering, and data science.

  • Our approach to strengthening data use focuses on scalability, integration and interoperability, data analytics and use, and capacity building.


Digital LMIS Experience:

  • Scalable hosting for OpenLMIS

  • Together with OpenLMIS, we developed turnkey OpenLMIS -DHIS 2 interoperability that facilitates the setup of OpenLMIS by pulling in key metadata from DHIS 2 and sending key data back to DHIS 2 for analysis. This functionality will be available from within OpenLMIS for use by all partners by the end of the quarter.

  • Developing integration and interoperability between LMIS systems and DHIS 2.

  • Configuring DHIS 2 to support integrated analysis with HMIS data.


Key Expertise:

  • We design digital health solutions for countries, projects, and organizations to help them make better decisions using data. Through the process, we help our partners understand how technology and innovation can help to solve their challenges and identify how global goods can be configured and customized to meet their needs.

  • End-to-end DHIS 2 services for small, single project systems to large scale, multi-country systems such as DATIM.

  • DHIS 2 Tracker for registries and case management

  • Integration and interoperability between HIS sub-systems including HMIS, CHIS, LMIS, HRIS, EMR, financial systems, as well as surveys, GIS data sources, and streaming data.

  • Analytics solutions and data visualization

  • Training and capacity building

  • Hosting

Empower School of Health

Key Contacts: Prof. Paul Lalvani (Founding Director), Dr Denis Broun (Senior Director)Sachin Jagtap (Unlicensed)

Introduction:

  • Services offered in research, consulting, capacity building and digital solution
  • Core areas include public health, health PSM and Leadership
  • 5000+ individual up-skilled, 200+ organised supported, 100+ countries reached
  • Offices in Gurugram (India), Thailand, Geneva & New York
  • Clients include MoHs across Africa and Asia and global organizations such as UN Agencies, Global Fund, Chemonics, BMGF 
  • Key partners and associates include Red Cross, IQVIA, INSEAD, Kent State University 

Digital LMIS Experience:

  • LMIS data reporting integration through analytics dashboard in India’s HIV/AIDS program
  • LMIS landscape study in Zimbabwe
  • LMIS pilot implementation in Zambia
  • eLMIS strategic advisory in Timor Leste
  • LMIS training as part of supply chain capacity building in Myanmar

Key expertise:

  • Supply chain assessment, analysis, design, and implementation
  • PSM strategy development
  • Market access research and studies
  • Business process re-engineering and SOP development
  • Capacity building in health, PSM, leadership and LMIS
  • LMIS landscape studies, requirement gathering, system evaluation, system design, roll-out and implementation
  • Developing digital learning content and solutions

                                                                


What is a OpenLMIS Trusted Partner?

OpenLMIS Trusted Partners: are globally recognized public health and technology companies vetted by the Community to implement OpenLMIS software in new implementation countries. 

Trusted Partners are actively engaged in the Community, and regularly contribute to Technical and Product committee meetings. They  generate and respond to new business opportunities in coordination with the Community. 

More details about Trusted Partners are available in this document