TZ requirements gathering to finish in July and development to start in Aug
SIGLUS upgrade; led by Thoughtworks
SELV upgrade VR is working on SELV upgrade; deployment is happening with provincial trainings and use of data for SELV v3
Challenges: to get SELV and SIGLUS onto same instance to match their national strategy of integration. This has been tricky.
Uzbekistan- JSI Received questions; mostly on the financial side; fielded those in June;
Phillipines- Published an RFI but requirement for RFI was philipino organization needed to have majority; JSI was in contact with local companies who submitted a response. Early July were contacted by MTAP (who organized the Expo); due to COVID the RFI was cancelled because implementation cant happen in these circumstances. But when the situation clears they plan to reach back out
eSwatini- CHAI won RFP but are in situation where other applicants can appeal. The proposal confirmed that they cannot do this in 3 months
May webinar -reiterate importance of supply chain/data visibility
Launch of OpenLMIS-COVID-19 Edition (CHAI, SolDevelo, stewards)
Using committee meetings to share updates/challenges
What else can/should we be doing (important guidance to share, for example)?
Global insights about coordination mechanisms or the 'global control tower platform'. Allocation decisions?
Kelly: Not much of an update- no global control tower; but several portals that are doing procurement. Flag: Africa CDC portal; this is one of several portals that have emerged lately. It would be ideal if there was a way to aggregate all the data from these portals, but nobody is stepping up to do
Brandon: WHO & UN had set up a portal for countries to order supplies and GF and Unicef had set up another portal for PPE type products. Fractured ecosystem. DirectRelief supplying PPE for CHWs. Equitable distribution of vaccines will be another area to continue to look at
Ashraf: vaccines, we expect if a vaccine comes in that there will be a huge effort for equitable distribution; can we get ahead of the game and reach out to contacts at the WHO (TZ and Moz have national level EPI OpenLMIS)
could leverage OpenLMIS–start looking into what the requirements would be; get info on how they are thinking about distribution of vaccine; how can we prepare the system to be able to handle it
Gates is a vital force behind this global effort
Kelly: Sits on the ACT accelerator vaccine pillar country readiness logistics and supply sub-team. They had first meeting last week; sill keep an eye on this conversation as it evolves but it is in early stage right now. Its not going to use existing systems or same populations. Role of OpenLMIS is unclear... Presentation of vaccine is unclear.
Short term priority for vaccine is to go to healthcare workers. Do we have a good healthworker tracking HR information system? There are groups that OpenLMIS has not interacted with before; unique identifier for individuals might be needed in the medium term
Brandon: OpenSRP integration could be relevant connection in this mix; maybe we could speak to Ona again to raise this conversation, to be ready
Brian: could have prediction capabilities possible to predict # of healthworkers
Ashraf: birth registry system called TIMR that is in TZ but they track unique identifiers for newborns, a different one in Zambia that also uses HL7FHIR
OpenHIE COVID Task Force- OpenLMIS Team has been there; insight into procurement challenges that countries face
Global Digital Health Forum (Virtual) abstract submissions
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.
Country implementation opportunities:
This Trello tableis 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.
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 wiki pagetracks applications received, study tours completed, and other key milestones related to OpenLMIS Study Tours