Global Resilience Partnership launches website to showcase bold solutions for a resilient future

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GRP Resilience Platform

Earlier this year, the Stockholm-based Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) launched the Resilience Platform to promote its mission of creating a resilient, sustainable, and prosperous future for people and places. In collaboration with GRP, Ona designed and built the platform to capture, access, and advance the latest knowledge for both GRP partners and the world resilience community.

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WHO Family Planning Reference App featured in the PACE Project’s Digital Health Compendium

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As low- and middle-income countries transition from paper to digital systems, family planning (FP) programs can benefit from unprecedented opportunities to improve services. The Digital Health Compendium from the PACE Project collects case studies to give policy and program decisionmakers insights on real-world applications of digital health, promising practices, and challenges that can be applied to FP programs.

Recently the WHO FP Reference App case study was published, examining the benefits of using reference apps as a starting point for digital health programs, instead of building from scratch. Ona developed the WHO FP Reference App on top of OpenSRP, using the same methodology developed for the WHO Antenatal Care Reference App. The FP app allows frontline health workers to register and screen women and men for medical eligibility of FP methods. It includes clinical logic and workflows that walk healthcare providers through service provision, potential side effects, and required follow-up, including any refills or referrals required.

The WHO FP Reference App will be formally launched by WHO next year.


OpenSRP in Malawi: empowering facility health workers for better health outcomes

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OpenSRP in Malawi. Picture credit HISP Malawi

The Malawi eRegister Project is a new initiative to digitize the Bilira Health Center in Ntcheu district–Malawi to improve health outcomes through optimization and improvement of health service delivery. Ona helped to customize, develop, and launch the OpenSRP solution, which aims to streamline workflows by digitally tracking clients and their current health status. Health workers are using Android tablets to analyze and capture information while providing health care services, thereby increasing accuracy and reducing the burden of regular reporting.

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Congratulations to the World Food Programme for winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

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WFP Nobel Prize

Ona would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our partner, the World Food Programme (WFP), for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “combating hunger” and its “contribution to creating peace in conflict-affected areas”.

As a long long-term technology partner for WFP, we are honored to be able to help support WFP in it’s mission to bring food and assistance to more than 100 million hungry children, women, and men across the world. In this past year, we are particularly proud to have contributed to WFP’s rapid response efforts to alleviate hunger in regions with particularly complex environments such as Afghanistan, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Lebanon amongst others. Most recently, following the tragic explosions at Beirut Port, WFP provided emergency in-kind food assistance to 11,000 of the most affected people, through the distribution of 2,226 food parcels to also support communal kitchens serving food to blast affected areas.

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Ona, WHO, and CEMICAMP publish paper on the systematic process of transforming ANC guidelines into a reference mobile app

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OpenSRP WHO ANC Reference App, Roger Wong

Ona, WHO, and CEMICAMP recently published Building a Digital Tool for the Adoption of the World Health Organization’s Antenatal Care Recommendations in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The paper discusses the iterative process our teams took translating the WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience into a reference mobile application built on top of OpenSRP.

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