Work - November 11, 2020

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

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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Press - November 05, 2020

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

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.

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Work - October 28, 2020

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

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

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Press - October 16, 2020

Congratulations to the World Food Programme for winning the Nobel Peace 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”.

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Press - October 15, 2020

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

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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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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Work - September 01, 2020

How We Launched a COVID-19 Public Messaging Effectiveness Dashboard with UNICEF in Two Weeks

The COVID-19 pandemic poses new and unique challenges to governments and development organizations engaged in public health across the world. On a project supported by the Government of Japan, UNICEF Cambodia is assisting the government and other partners’ responses to the pandemic through Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) messaging, helping to educate the public

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Tech - August 28, 2020

Developing Android libraries that are easy to use - Part 3: How to do it technically

This is Part 3 of the series Developing Android libraries that are easy to use. You might want to start by reading Part 1 and Part 2. With this post, I am going to get to the point and state dos and don’ts on how to actually write the source code. 1. Changes in public APIs The APIs available

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Tech - August 23, 2020

Developing Android libraries that are easy to use - Part 2: Common mistakes to avoid

This is Part 2 of the series Developing Android libraries that are easy to use. You might want to start by reading Part 1. This post is basically the inverse of the previous post. Here we discuss what not to do / what to avoid. 1. Documentation location The following are the don’ts for documentation location: Don’t

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Tech - August 14, 2020

Developing Android libraries that are easy to use - Part 1: Make the library conventional

We more often than not re-use code when developing software. For code to be reused when working in Java, we can package it into classes, packages, modules (read gradle-modules), or an artifact. In Java, we call these artifacts JARs while in Android they become a bit more complicated and independent to become AARs. AARs contain drawables, strings, layouts, values, assets and even the AndroidManifest.xml. However, to truly re-use the code

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