Projects

Jembi Health Systems has undertaken a range of projects since its inception, many of these relating directly to the technical development of software, or customisation of existing applications to meet the needs of our partners and programme objectives. Jembi has grown to be an agile organisation, able to respond quickly and effectively to new opportunities and needs in the healthcare field. Our project portfolio includes the following:

Current Projects

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Adherence Linking Service

South Africa Program

Jembi envisions this work within the context of ongoing work in South Africa on the effective use of mobile communication devices and technology to empower both facility-based and remote health workers as well as connect to patients. Through data driven mobile phone applications in the hands of patients, the Department of Health has uncovered opportunities […]

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Anaesthesiological Data Warehouse Project

South Africa Program

Jembi has been approached by ANSA to develop an anaesthesiological surgical outcome data warehouse with a web interface that will allow users to input and access pre-, peri- and postoperative anaesthesiology data.

Blood Safety Information System (BSIS)

South Africa Program

Jembi’s Blood Safety Strengthening Program (BSSP) and the development of the Blood Safety Information System (BSIS) is a Centre for Disease Control (CDC) funded program looking to develop an open source blood establishment computer system to support low resource settings as well as an effective implementation strategy to support the safe and sustainable implementation of […]

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CRVS Digitisation Project Ghana

South Africa Program

Ghana’s CRVS system has struggled to achieve adequate levels of coverage and completeness, despite applying standard methods that have improved those measures in high income countries. A major barrier to improving the Ghana civil registry system is that it is entirely paper-based. Birth and death notification forms are delivered by service delivery points (SDPs) to […]

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Data Centralisation

South Africa Program

The National Department of Health (NDOH), jointly with CHAI, is committed to establishing processes, infrastructure and capacity to centralize patient level TIER.Net and ETR.Net data at the national level and at provincial levels to facilitate epidemiologic and programmatic analyses and broader programme surveillance. The Data Centralisation initiative seeks to ensure that the expanded capture of […]

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DATIM

South Africa Program

The primary aim of this project is to collaborate with the wider OpenHIE team in order to provide a “packaged solution” that enables a DATIM Node to be installed.

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Digital Health Innovation

South Africa Program

The MRC and Jembi have developed a proposal for a Jembi SAMRC Collaborating Centre in Digital Health Innovation with the objectives of: Providing a vehicle for facilitating technical knowledge to support effective digital health research and implementation in South Africa and other low resource countries; Building a collaborative network of digital health implementers and researchers […]

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EducaMoz

Mozambique (MOASIS)

Jembi will together with Terre des hommes Italy Foundation, implement the ”EducaMoz” project, co-financed by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development, with the aim of increasing the quality of inclusive preschool eduation services by improving the professional training of childcare workers and strengthening the innovative information system for government monitoring.

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Electronic Continuity of Care Record

South Africa Program

A key link is the standards-based and secure exchange of data from the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). Jembi proposes this is done through the expansion to the PHDCs of AHIE work on the linking of live NHLS results to facility TIER.Net instances.

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Establishing a Reference African Health Information Exchange

South Africa Program

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded UCT a grant for a Project titled “Establishing a Reference African Health Information Exchange” to develop an integrated health information system that improves health system performance and clinical care for patients with tuberculosis and/or human immunodeficiency virus infection. This project will mature a set of technologies which […]

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Faster to Zero – Uganda

South Africa Program

Jembi will participate in a project stakeholders meeting on 15-16 November in Uganda where specific digital tools for eMTCT will be selected from the pool of relevant technology solutions identified through prior fieldwork by Health Enabled and K4Health, and to provide final recommendations for implementation and integration with other EGPAF and national digital health systems and/or […]

Health Architecture Laboratory (HeAL)

No program associated with this project

In 2011, the Health Enterprise Architecture Laboratory (HeAL) was established in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The purpose of the lab was to develop research and development capacity in health informatics as […]

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Health Patient Registration System

South Africa Program

The National Department of Health is committed to integrating the Health Patient Registration System (HPRS) and TIER.Net, a facility-level non-networked, electronic patient management information system used to capture and interrogate HIV testing, ART patient, and TB patient data. Currently, the process for integrating HPRS and TIER.Net is in its nascent stages, however significant progress has […]

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HIE and the Single Patient Viewer

South Africa Program

Jembi is working with the National Department of Health and the Western Cape Department of Health to develop Health Information Exchange infrastructure and interoperability components.

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Implementation Science Project

Rwanda

Jembi provides technical assistance support to the University of Rwanda for the Implementation Science Project with the School of Public Health to evaluate the clinical impact and cost of eHealth in Rwanda using innovative frameworks and local capacity development.

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Implementing an Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System in the Republic of Rwanda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Rwanda

Jembi has been awarded a CDC Prime Award in Rwanda to support the Project titled “Implementing an Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System in the Republic of Rwanda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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Improving Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Patient to Population – Data for Improved Health Outcomes in Cross-Border Settings

Zambia

Jembi aims to support the objective of achieving improved health outcomes utilizing disruptive healthcare technologies by working with the consortium on two main tasks. At the regional level we will equip and empower key stakeholders to make data-based healthcare delivery decisions, and at the patient/provider level we will help to improve health outcomes for all individuals […]

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Interoperability Layer

South Africa Program

The aim of this project is to lead the OpenHIE Interoperability layer (IOL) community in the technical design and continued development of the component solution.

Intra-Hospital Death Registration System (SIS-ROH)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The SIS-ROH project’s overall goal is to improve the coverage and the quality of the national mortality system of Mozambique and to support Mozambique’s national vital statistics.

IT infrastructure support to the Mozambican Ministry of Health

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The project is a public-private partnership initiative in which the MOASIS team provides ongoing support to the Ministry of Health in all Information Technology infrastructure and maintenance.

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Landscaping Analysis and Solution Design for mHealth in South Africa

South Africa Program

This project will result in actionable insights and strategies for the application of data for improved TB healthcare delivery and policy setting in South Africa.

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m2m Technical Platform

South Africa Program

Jembi Health Systems NPC (Jembi) gathered requirements and developed a data model for the m2m monitoring and evaluation platform to allow m2m to curate and manage all program data. Existing disparate systems are being ported into a single platform – DHIS2. This provides m2m with the capacity to interrogate their own data at will. Jembi is currently […]

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Malaria Information System

South Africa Program

Jembi will work with Health Information System Program-SA (HISP) to develop the Malaria Information System (MIS) for the National Department of Health: Malaria Directorate. The MIS will be a centralized, web-based information system operating as part of a new Integrated Disease Reporting System housed at the National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD) in South Africa. […]

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Medscheme System Evaluation Project

South Africa Program

Medscheme’s health risk management offering is differentiated by their vision of “Creating a World of Sustainable Healthcare” and their insight into sustainable healthcare allows them to develop customised programmes that achieve better solutions and deliver enhanced healthcare value. The Medscheme approach is built on informed decisions, which prioritise the use of sustainable healthcare resources. Vital to this […]

MGCAS – Strengthen the M&E capacity of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Affairs

Mozambique (MOASIS)

Building on its highly successful experience, to date, mainly within the Health sector in Mozambique, Jembi-MOASIS is expanding its support to other sectors, namely to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Affairs (MGCAS), in order to build a more robust and reliable national Health Information System (HIS) able to provide quality indicators for Monitoring […]

MomConnect

South Africa Program

Jembi has been working closely with the South African National Department of Health and mHealth service providers to create a National Pregnancy Registry (NPR). The NPR is a powerful platform for coalating, exchanging, analyzing and reporting person-level pregnancy data in the public health sector.

New National HIS for Monitoring and Evaluation (SIS-MA)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

Jembi-MOASIS has the role of managing the international tender for selection of the company developing the new national system for monitoring and evaluation.

Open Health Information Mediator (OpenHIM)

South Africa Program

The main aim of the OpenHIM is to manage the orchestration of all transactions to other services and enable interoperability between all components within the Rwandan Health Information Exchange (HIE).

Open Shared Health Record (OpenSHR)

South Africa Program

The OpenSHR project is part of the wider OpenHIE initiative, which is a global open source collaboration to strengthen national health information exchanges in low resource countries.

OpenCRVS

Research & Innovation

OpenCRVS is an Open Source standards-based solution for civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system that registers all births and deaths, issues birth and death certificates, and compiles and disseminates vital statistics, including cause of death information.

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OpenCRVS Bangladesh programme

Research & Innovation

Jembi Health Systems NPC (Jembi), as a member of the OpenCRVS collaboration led by Plan International, will undertake activities as part of the broader OpenCRVS Bangladesh programme: Support and participate in the Ways of Working activities for partners in Cape Town, the United Kingdom and Bangladesh Provide technical input into the architectural direction for OpenCRVS […]

OpenHIE – IL (OpenHIE Interoperability Layer)

South Africa Program

The OpenHIE Interoperability Layer Community (OpenHIE-IL) project is part of the wider OpenHIE initiative, which is a global open source collaboration to strengthen national health information exchanges in low resource settings

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OpenHIE Implementers Community (OHIN)

South Africa Program

Jembi proposes to develop an OpenHIE Implementers Community (OHIC) to assist with adoption of OpenHIE approaches, methodology, architectures and tools. There is currently significant demand to strengthen health information exchange and interoperability between applications with open APIs (mostly open source) as part of national health management information systems (HMIS) in low resource countries. The OHIC will assist with this […]

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OpenHIM and OpenSHR

South Africa Program

Jembi proposes to continue the development and enhancement of the existing OpenHIM and OpenSHR reference tools to be implementation-ready tools with supporting documentation that enables easy adoption. In addition, Jembi continues developing the components required for the DATIM project, including the Entity De-duplication registry, OpenHIM mediators and adapters and any other DATIM-specific technologies.

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Operationalization of Connectivity and Data

South Africa Program

The Operationalization of Connectivity and Data Project will, at the same time, explore how to improve existing data protocols used by the DOH so as to strengthen the flow of data between different levels of the public health system. Appropriate communication technologies will be investigated within the context of South Africa’s eHealth and mHealth Frameworks, […]

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Provincial Health Data Centres

South Africa Program

The development of Provincial Health Data Centers (PHDCs) in selected provinces, based on the successful PHDC model developed and maintained by the Western Cape Department of Health (WC-DOH) and the University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine (UCT-SPHFM). The programme will take a staged approach to replicating this model in other […]

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Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening Project

Rwanda

Jembi has been awarded a sub-contract under the Rwandan Health Systems Strengthening Activity (RHSSA) Project to provide technical assistance across eight work-packages over the five-year period from November 2014 to September 2019.

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Shared Health Record

South Africa Program

The primary aim of this project is to lead and grow the SHR community in the ongoing design and continued development of the Shared Health Record tool in the following areas:

SIS-Compact Station

No program associated with this project

The SIS-Compact Station is an innovative project driven by the MOASIS team.

SIS-Resources and Services

Mozambique (MOASIS)

A national inventory of services and resources system.

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Strengthening Integrated HIV/TB Data Quality and Use Project

South Africa Program

The aim of this project was to strengthen components of the integrated HIV/TB system, focussing on data quality and use

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Technical Auditing of Medscheme’s existing EHR Application

South Africa Program

Medscheme’s health risk management offering is differentiated by their vision of “Creating a World of Sustainable Healthcare” and their insight into sustainable healthcare allows them to develop customised programmes that achieve better solutions and deliver enhanced healthcare value. The Medscheme approach is built on informed decisions, which prioritise the use of sustainable healthcare resources. Vital to this […]

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The Integrated Decision Analytics Support (IDeAS) Program

Zambia

The Integrated Decision Analytics Support (IDeAS) program is a five-year CDC project awarded to BroadReach Health Care LLC in October 2016. The purpose of the (IDeAS) is to improve health information integration, interoperability, insight and impact for the Zambian health system used by Health Care Workers (HCWs) to improve health care delivery and achieve epidemiological […]

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TIER.net

South Africa Program

Jembi is working in collaboration with CIDER and WAMtech to further develop MPI functionality and a patient registration module in TIER.net.

Past Projects

(WHO) Open Concept Collaborative Project

South Africa Program

The World Health Organisation Open Concept Collaborative project aimed at catering for the growing community needs for harmonised medical concepts. Jembi was afforded the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project.

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Advanced Clinical Care Project

South Africa Program

The overarching aim of the Free State Advance Care Centre (ACCs) Project is to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of care delivered to patients presenting with complex cases of HIV in three of the five health districts in the Free State (FS) Province.

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Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Guidebook

South Africa Program

Strengthening Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems is a high priority in Africa and digitisation is seen as one way to achieve this. However, many countries lack the skills and expertise to apply modern digitisation methods to CRVS systems. The purpose of this project was to develop a web-based Guidebook for the Digitisation of […]

Database of NGO Reports

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The project provides technical support to the Ministry of Health.

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Draft of an Initial OpenHIE architecture document for Malawi

No program associated with this project

In Malawi, as in many developing countries, data systems in the health sector are fragmented.

Free State Advance HIV Care Centers (FS ACCs)

South Africa Program

ACCs Project is to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of care delivered to patients presenting with complex cases of HIV and MDR TB

Health Enterprise Architecture Framework (HEAF)

South Africa Program

The Health Enterprise Architecture Framework (HEAF) project seeks to develop a generalised framework for Enterprise Architecture (EA) development in low resource settings, including a methodology and specific artifacts.

Health Enterprise Architecture Laboratory (HEAL)

Research & Innovation

Health Enterprise Architecture Laboratory (HEAL) is a research group and unit at the School of Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa.

Health Information System based on the Individual (SIBI)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

SIBI is a project lead by the MOASIS team in Mozambique. The overall goal of SIBI is to obtain the requirement for a future electronic health information system based on the patient.

Health Ingenuity eXchange (HINGX)

South Africa Program

The HINGX project aims to design a web-accessible, community-driven catalogue of the various architectural artifacts that currently exist within health information systems (HIS) in developing countries.

HITRAC

Zimbabwe

As part of our continuing support and technical assistance to HITRAC, this project aims to strengthen and extend the functionality and interoperability of the OpenHIM

Human Resource systems for Health Information Systems (SI-RH)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

SI-RH is a project of the Ministry of Health, which is aimed at supporting the sustainability of the national human resource system.

Information system for management of medicines and medical supplies (SI-MAM)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

A health information system that was developed by John Snow Inc. (JSI) to assist MISAU in the supply-chain management of medicines and medical supplies from central warehouses to hospitals and clinics in Mozambique.

Integrated Syndromic Surveillance in South Africa (ISIS)

South Africa Program

The project aims to investigate the feasibility of sending reports from three clinics (Gottenburg, Utah and Welverdiend) in the Bushbuckridge area, Mpumalanga, using mobile phones.

IT support for Provinces

Mozambique (MOASIS)

Provide support to the IT infrastructure and maintenance in all the Provinces of Mozambique

Jembi-Zimbabwe Health Informatics Public Private Partnership (CEPHI)

No program associated with this project

Jembi currently works in the development of enterprise architecture for Zimbabwe’s Health Information System further strengthening the development of functionally interoperable human resource information systems and ensuring the align to other components of the national health information system (HIS).

Johannesburg City Medical Group

South Africa Program

Jembi has developed a centralised EMR application for the Independent Practice Association (IPA) and working with the Johannesburg City Medical Group (JCMG).

Maintenance of current national and evaluation system (Modulo Basico)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The main aim of the Modulo Basico project is to execute any necessary emergency maintenance and corrections from the current review of health information systems in the official application.

Meals Management Software (SAND)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The Maputo Central Hospital is working with the MOASIS team, at developing a software for the management of nutrition supply chain system for patients at the hospital.

Médecins Sans Frontières Pilot

South Africa Program

The pilot solution was developed to demonstrate OpenMRS functionality in a clinical setting, as well as providing training to Médecins Sans Frontières staff.

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mHero

South Africa Program

Through the USAID-funded “Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge” project, IntraHealth is supporting implementation of mHero, a platform that enables real-time, targeted communication among health workers, ministry of health authorities, and other key stakeholders via mobile phone two-way SMS.

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Mobile Data Capture into OpenMRS Development

South Africa Program

The aim of this project is to develop and implement an Open Source mobile based data capture form entry solution with an Integration into OpenMRS.

Mobile phone application (mICD-10)

Research & Innovation

The mICD-10 is an innovative project led by the MOASIS team, which is aimed at developing a mobile phone application for quick consultation in the ICD-10 database.

Mutuelle Membership Management System

No program associated with this project

The Ministry of Health of Rwanda have embarked on a program to ensure all Rwandans have access to affordable healthcare through health insurance schemes including the community based health insurance scheme or “Mutuelle de Santé”.

National Health Information System Enterprise Architecture

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The aim of the project is to analyse the actual situation and development of the new national health system information framework within Mozambique.

National Health Repository (Data Warehouse)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The project aims to develop a National Health Repository (Data Warehouse)

National Hospital Health Information System (SIS-H)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

SIS-H is the implementation of a hospital information system or system of hospitalisation data aggregation.

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National standard and dictionary developement

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The project is focused on developing data vocabulary, interoperability, communication and health information systems (HIS) procedure standard definition.

Open Architectures, Standards and Information Systems (OASIS)

South Africa Program

The OASIS project, funded by the IDRC, has resulted in offices in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, comprising dedicated health informatics specialists.

Open Athlete Monitoring System (OpenAMS)

South Africa Program

Jembi developed and implemented a web-based athlete monitoring and testing system (OpenAMS) for the High Performance Center at SSISA.

Pharmacy Dispensing Module

South Africa Program

A Pharmacy Dispensing solution in OpenMRS was developed for Partners In Health by the Jembi Health Systems developer team. The module records dispensing transactions and exports data to an external pharmacy system via an HL7 message.

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Redcap Research Database

South Africa Program

The aim of this project is to develop and strengthen the use of Redcap as a research database at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Research in Enterprise Architecture for Coordinating Healthcare (REACH)

South Africa Program

Jembi has adopted a customised reference implementation of the Canadian Health InfoWay blueprint in the form of a health information exchange developed by Mohawk College in Ontario, and configured it for application in low resource settings.

Rwanda Health Information Exchange (RHIE)

Rwanda

The RHEA project comprises of an international project team and is funded by the IDRC, Rockefeller Foundation, PEPFAR and the HIPPP initiative. The international project team has designed an enterprise architecture based solution at country level, and seeks to further strengthen eHealth and health information systems within Rwanda.

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Strengthening Integrated HIV/TB Data Quality and Use Project

South Africa Program

The aim of this project was to strengthen components of the integrated HIV/TB system, focussing on data quality and use, by (i) providing an initial link between the national integrated HIV/TB system (TIER.Net) and the National Health Information Exchange through a lookup to the Health Population Registry System (HPRS) system for unique patient identification, and; […]

Study on Regulatory Aspect on eHealth (EHSA)

South Africa Program

In June 2012, the European Space Agency  appointed a consortium to implement a study on regulatory aspects for eHealth, including telemedicine and satellite services, in 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The overriding goal of the proposed Study on Regulatory Aspects is to contribute directly to better performance, quality of care and the long-term sustainability of health systems […]

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Supporting the Mobile Data Collection System and OpenMRS Database in Medecins Sans Frontiers Eshowe Project

South Africa Program

Jembi developed and implemented an Open Source mobile based data capture form entry solution with an Integration into OpenMRS.

Surveillance system for cholera (SIS-CHOLERA)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The SIS-CHOLERA project is aimed at the development and deployment of the rapid response surveillance system for cholera with in Mozambique.

Systems Integration

South Africa Program

Jembi has partnered with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop the core Java libraries for SDMX-HD (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange – Health Domain), an open standard for aggregated data, and used this to integrate data between OpenMRS and TracNET, an application used for compiling aggregate data in Rwanda.

Tshwane District Hospital

South Africa Program

Jembi has developed and implemented multiple Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System for various providers. The majority of solutions were developed as a prototype solutions and responses to calls for aid.

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UCT Redcross

No program associated with this project

UCT is an academic institution supporting the Drakenstein Child Health Study. This project is a multi-year birth cohort study following more than 1,000 mother child pairs.

uData Capture Device

Research & Innovation

The uData Capture Device, is a low cost micro-data capture device which has been designed and developed specifically for data capturing in remote health facilities in Mozambique.

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Unicef CHMS USSD Solution

Rwanda

Praekhelt and Jembi will be working together on the CHMS USSD Solution for Unicef to develop the USSD registration platform (initially targeting pregnant mothers), SMS and USSD stage based message delivery platform (including ANC reminders), Control Interface and Dashboards and Service Rating elements.

Vital Statistics (VS)

Mozambique (MOASIS)

The project is aimed at creating and establishing inter-institutional vital working groups with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and the National Institution of Statistics.