Jembi COVID-19 Activities
Jembi is actively involved in the international response to COVID-19 as an NGO dedicated to supporting the design, development, implementation and sustainable use of digital health information systems to help support patient and case management and produce reliable information for decision making.
Below is a high-level overview of our activities grouped by their country location.
Due to the fast-moving and dynamic nature of responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Jembi Mozambique (MOASIS) is actively proposing services to the Mozambique Ministry of Health (MISAU) and funders as a local NGO that is organised and able to work in an emergency environment and considered as a critical resource by MISAU.
Jembi Mozambique’s strategy is currently focused on three areas:
Creation and operation of a COVID-19 Crisis Management Unit (CCMU)
A Jembi Mozambique Crisis Management Plan for COVID-19 Response.
Offering support services to the Mozambique Ministry of Health.
With a mandate to serve the Ministry of Health and the National Health system, Jembi Mozambique is considered an essential organization and will remain active during the COVID19 emergency, to support MISAU in functioning to deal with the crisis.
14 April 2020
Jembi is supporting the Ministry of Health in the production and dissemination of communications materials in several formats to spread awareness on the COVID-19 crisis in Mozambique.
Jembi is working on several projects that support the South African national response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
AHIE Project Expansion for COVID-19 Case Monitoring
Our Xenon Team is working with the University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine (UCT-SPHFM) and the Western Cape Provincial Health Data Centre (PHDC), led by Prof Andrew Boulle, on the African Health Information Exchange (AHIE) project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As part of this project, we are assisting the team to extend the Single Patient Viewer (SPV) and Open Integrated Health Platform (OpenIHP) for COVID-19 case monitoring in the Western Cape province:
Capturing COVID-19 cases and contacts to help track people who have potentially been exposed.
Extending the reporting system to display maps and PowerBI reports generated by COVD-19 case data captured above (as well as aggregate data from other sources).
Refining the existing follow-up systems for easier patient and contact tracing, and improving the address entry via geolocation integration to improve location tracking.
14 April 2020
SPV/OpenIHP has been adopted as the standard system in the Western Cape province for COVID-19 case registration and official reporting.
Participation in OpenHIE COVID-19 Task Force
Jembi Senior Technical Program Manager, Daniel Futerman, is participating in the OpenHIE COVID-19 task force among other community efforts, to support community efforts to identify and collate information relating to data standards and exchange relevant to the COVID-19 response, and see how we can best adapt and support the use of Jembi-supported tools such as the OpenHIM and Instant OpenHIE to respond to COVID-19.
Projects under consideration
Generic support for COVID-19 data exchange within the OpenHIM, to support a range of use cases around case reporting, surveillance and contact tracing that require an exchange of data between information systems
Developing OpenHIM mediators to support the DHIS2 COVID-19 Surveillance Digital Data Package for case where other information systems need to submit COVID-19 related data to DHIS2 tracker and/or aggregate.
For more information on the situation in South Africa: sacoronavirus.co.za
South African National Helpline: