Sept 10th, 2019

Monthly OpenLMIS Governance Committee Call. This meeting includes members of the governance committee, as well as anyone else interested in participating. 


  • 7:00 - 8:00 AM PST - Seattle
  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST - New York, DC
  • 3:00 PM CET - Geneva, Copenhagen (4PM during daylight saving time of the year)
  • 5:00 PM EAT - Dar (6PM during daylight saving time of the year)

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Action items for next call   


Action Items from August Governance





Chat Captures

Introductions and Call opening

  • Notes from August Governance call

August Notes 



LMIS Expo in Philippines--JSI Report out

5-10 minutes

Ashraf & Wendy B (JSI)

Govt of Philippines is reviewing products for an eLMIS.  Ashraf and Wendy B. (JSI Zambia) were funded to represent OpenLMIS initiative at this 'Expo' event

What did they do? see? learn? Takeaways about other products being showcased?

What questions/feedback did they get about OpenLMIS?

Full trip report available here

MTAPS & DoH organized the Expo to review suppliers

Will be a multi-year project. Proposals can suggest alternatives; and they will welcome that

Might be a problem that they will pay in pesos

RFP is expected to be released in next 2 months, and awarded by the end of the year. implementation to start in February

Next steps; future discussion about the various products in the Product Committee Meetings; JSI will likely pursue the RFP when released

Facilitated Discussion with Resonance

Resonance Team-Emily Clayton & Alice Helbing

(facilitation from Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed)Carl Leitner)

Introduction & ground rules for discussion   

Project Update & group discussion:

OpenLMIS Community Meeting
Please RSVP by updating our Community Meeting wiki page or email Rebecca if you have not already

Conferences and Meetings

Conferences provide the community the opportunity for OpenLMIS members to speak or represent the OpenLMIS software and community in public forum.


Upcoming Conferences

  • Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference 
    • July 10-11, 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda
  • OpenHIE Meeting
  • Helina Conference
    • Nov 20-22 Botswana
  • OpenLMIS Community Meeting 
    • Nov 18-20th
    • community discussions around community next steps
    • learning sessions for partners 
  • Global Health Supply Chain Summit
    • November 20-22 Johannesburg, South Africa
    •  submitted multiple abstracts
  • Global Digital Health Forum 
    • Dec 9-11, Washington DC
    • OpenLMIS submitted 1 poster and 1 panel presentation abstract 
  • Global Goods meeting
    • Washington DC, after GHDF, exact date TBD

Opportunities Roundtable

Definitions to use shared terminology:

  • Implementation opportunity: an opportunity for an implementation or deployment of the OpenLMIS software.  Usually this is done at a national or sub-national level within a ministry of health. This can also include feature work which would be done within the implementation and contributed back to the global codebase.
  • Community opportunity: a funding opportunity to support an organization or individual to work directly on the global codebase and/or administrate the community processes. This may include funding specific features on the community roadmap.
Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed)

Country implementation opportunities:

  • This Trello table is being updated on an ongoing basis; to help the core team to track and manage implementation opportunities, but also provides a detailed snapshot of the scope and status of current implementation opportunities for stakeholders.

Community Opportunities:

  • New Trello table! Similar to the above table, this tool is being used by the stewards to track our exploring of new product opportunities and partnerships

Study Tours:

  • Study Tours wiki page tracks applications received, study tours completed, and other key milestones related to OpenLMIS Study Tours


Community and Product Updates
Product Updates
Community Updates

ATTENDANCE: AshrafRebecca Alban (Unlicensed)Carl LeitnerWesley BrownBrian TaliesinBrandon Bowersox-Johnson, Kelly BMGF, Alice Hebling, Emily Clayton, James Bernard (Resonance), Lindabeth DobyJosh ZamorSachin Jagtap (Unlicensed), Paul Lalvani, Sierra Petrosky


Meeting Recording: