Perspective - September 30, 2020

What we have learnt about partnerships over the years

As an open-source Global Goods product, the vision behind OpenSRP is to help resource-constrained health systems reach their constituencies and achieve equitable access to healthcare. As OpenSRP’s technical steward for the past seven years, Ona has seen the tool grow from a research pilot to being actively implemented in more than 15 countries and used by over 26,000 health

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Perspective - March 13, 2020

Ona's COVID-19 Response

To do our part in slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, we are closing our Kenyan offices effective March 14th and initiating a mandatory work from home policy. As a company working in public health, we feel it is critical for us to begin the practice of social distancing to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our

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Perspective - March 05, 2020

How AI Strengthens Global Health and Humanitarian Response

The future of healthcare, like the future of most industries, is inextricably tied to the tech industry. Tech is important to not just the level of patient care, but also the operation of systems delivering this care, arguably most importantly, patient access to health services. But timing plays a key part in success. The right

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Perspective - October 01, 2019

Ona United F.C.

Nairobi football (and technology) powerhouses Ona United F.C. and Gro Intelligence battled it out on the pitch this past Thursday. No one kept score and it was all smiles at the end. Thanks to everyone for participating, and we’re looking forward to the next match!

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Perspective - September 13, 2019

Impostor Syndrome – A Silent Topic Among New Engineers

by Elly Starting out as a software engineer is not easy. Tech companies are competitive and keeping up with the ever-evolving technology is challenging. When I started at Ona as an intern, surrounded by smart people and high expectations, I began to have feelings of inadequacy. Which is why I’m sharing my experience with imposter

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Perspective - June 26, 2019

Joining our solutions team: My time at Ona so far

by Bilhah Ona staff having lunch on the kitchen island Every day at Ona presents a new learning opportunity — more so when working in the Client Solutions and Support team. Working on this team has greatly contributed to my learning of the Ona system, since clients bring up issues and requests that require a

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Perspective - April 12, 2019

A Dive into The World of Data at Ona

by Husna It’s been an engaging and enlightening week. I came into the Ona offices certain that the internship would demand from me nothing short of diligence and strong work ethics. But I did not expect that to be the case from my first day. I expected a day of orientation, but that lasted for

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Perspective - April 07, 2019

My Journey in Functional Programming at Ona

by Racheal Day one If someone told me last year I would be doing a different programming language in 2019, I would have shrugged it off. I had no prior experience with Functional Programming before I joined Ona. Yes! You heard me right, this was a completely new concept to me coming from an Object

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Press - April 02, 2019

Ona featured on the Code Louder Podcast

Just posted yesterday, checkout our podcast interview with Code Louder. In this episode, we talk with Dickson Ukang’a, co-founder and head of engineering at Ona, at their office in Nairobi. Ona is building a platform for smart data collection and analysis to enable governments and development organizations to make data-driven decisions. We discuss working with geographic

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Press - November 03, 2018

Presenting on Machine Learning for Healthcare at the Royal Academy of Engineers

This past week we were in Vietnam for the Royal Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Development symposium, which is brought together engineering leaders in academia and industry to solve global development issues. I presented on ways to re-think how we can utilize machine learning and engineering in low and middle income countries to create more

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