Press - July 18, 2018

OpenSRP is a 2018 Gavi Pacesetter

2018 keeps delivering exciting news for the OpenSRP community. Last week, OpenSRP was named a Gavi Pacesetter at the annual Gavi INFUSE workshop in San Francisco, CA. OpenSRP was one of only four Pacesetters selected from an initial pool of 220 applicants. Gavi Pacesetters are selected for their cutting edge technology and innovative approaches for tackling the

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Press - June 06, 2018

OpenSRP named a Global Good by Digital Square

We are very excited to announce that OpenSRP is now a Global Good! It is wonderful to receive recognition for the years of hard work put in by the many OpenSRP community members and contributors. OpenSRP was named a winner of Digital Square’s 2018 Notice B Open Proposal round and is now classified as a Global Good. The proposal, titled

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Work - May 14, 2018

Leveraging community data to better plan informal settlements

 Above: Community members mapping informal settlements in Cape Town. “How might urban slum communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change?” When our long time partner SDI (Slum/Shack Dwellers International) started asking this question, we jumped at the chance to help as it provided an opportunity to explore how data that we’ve helped SDI collect

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Work - May 10, 2018

Ona Real-Time Dashboards

Since we first launched Ona, we’ve always dreamt of offering a real-time dashboard solution to our users. We’re excited to announce that by integrating with our new analytics platform, Canopy, it’s now easy to create interactive, real-time dashboards with your data in Ona. Whether you are monitoring a survey or managing a field program, you can

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Press - April 23, 2018

Meet Ona at ICT4D 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia

We are excited to announce that Ona will be at the ICT4D Conference in Lusaka from May 8–10, 2018. We will be represented by our CEO, Matt Berg, Director of Client Solutions, Erick Ngwiri, and Health Solutions Lead, Carolyn Gulas. Visit us at the exhibition area at the Mulungushi International Conference Center (MICC) in Lusaka to learn more

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Press - April 18, 2018

Bill Gates gives a demo of mSpray at Malaria Summit 2018

Today we were humbled and amazed to see Bill Gates demo our work on mSpray, and describe it as pioneering! mSpray is a tool we developed with Akros in Zambia. With mSpray, we’ve shown that we can reduce malaria by 22% — that’s a 15% increase over traditional indoor residual spraying (IRS) programs. Using these

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Press - April 17, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation at Ona

The EU has introduced important new data privacy legislation called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will go in effect May 25th. This new sweeping regulation, introduced to strengthen the privacy rights of EU citizens, represents important new data protection guidelines that all organizations working on the internet should be aware of. GDPR is meant to protect

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Work - November 20, 2017

Avoiding Unsustainable ICT Implementation: Ona for Forest and Wildlife Law Enforcement in Laos

We are pleased to share a guest blog post written by Aidan Flanagan, who worked as a consultant to the Department of Forest Inspection (DOFI) in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos). In this post, he describes his experience creating an app with Ona to reduce illegal logging and poaching. Aidan believes it can serve as

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Press - November 13, 2017

How ACTED Kenya-Somalia uses Ona to Ensure Better Data Quality

We are pleased to share a guest blog post written by Rose Mutisya, from ACTED Kenya-Somalia. ACTED is an international NGO operating in 35 countries around the world and is committed to providing immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling

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Press - November 10, 2017

Champions and super users: the health workers behind BID’s success

Ona is partnering with PATH and the Zambian Ministry of Health and local technology partner, BlueCode, to adapt OpenSRP to the vaccination workflows of health workers in Zambia’s Southern Province. We wrote earlier this year about the project, which is in support of the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative. We are excited to repost this article

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