The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI is engaged in several technology initiatives across various countries to address critical gaps in effective health systems operations and delivery. Infrastructure and human resource constraints limit the impact of public health programs and cause unacceptable delays in achieving widely recognized goals of universal access to prevention and treatment. When designed and implemented well, technology solutions can achieve transformational impact without significant capital investments and enable more efficient use of limited resources.
CHAI’s Global Information Systems (GIS) team assists several country and global teams in using technology to facilitate programmatic impact by addressing critical gaps in effective health systems operations and delivery.
Countries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have seen their health systems overwhelmed by the number of patients requiring care and ensuring adequate availability of supplies like personal protective equipment (PPE), diagnostic and clinical care equipment. As LMICs in Africa, Asia and Mesoamerica prepare to respond to a similar surge in patient load, they will need to quickly mobilize capacity to effectively manage their supply chains to deliver an uninterrupted supply of commodities. CHAI’s GIS team is working with partner organizations to configure and deploy OpenLMIS for COVID as a standalone, rapidly deployable, cloud-based, free-to-use order, stock management and visibility system to manage COVID-19 commodities.
The Implementation Consultant will lead the deployment in DRC as well as support global team activities for OpenLMIS.
For OpenLMIS Global Team: