Work - November 30, 2023

Supporting UNICEF's evaluation of climate change commitments using Akuko

Today’s children and young people will be the most affected by a changed climate, so it is crucial for them to be central stakeholders of climate policies. Recognizing this need, UNICEF set up an evaluation of countries’ climate change commitments, the National Determined Contributions (NDCs), to determine whether commitments in the plans are child-sensitive.

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Work - November 29, 2023

Jenn's Akuko Experience

My experience with Akuko as a novice data nerd has been awesome. Signing up on the Akuko website was a breeze as was playing around with the preexisting sample posts that showcase vital information such as colorful maps, charts, and tables. Health data, global population data, and indices are brought to life on the platform.

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Tech - November 14, 2023

OpenSRP 2 launches in Uganda — the world’s first live FHIR-Native Android App

Ona proudly unveils the groundbreaking rebirth of OpenSRP 2. After introducing the platform earlier this year, we reached another milestone in October when the Electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) launched in Uganda with over 1300 CHWs.

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Work - November 09, 2023

Standardizing vaccination coverage monitoring with the RT-VaMA toolkit

Vaccination campaigns are routine around the world, yet the quality of care children receive varies widely. UNICEF partnered with Ona to create RT-VaMA, a deployment toolkit for monitoring vaccination campaigns in the Philippines.

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Tech - October 27, 2023

From e-Chaos to sustainable health impact with FHIR

Despite remarkable progress in digital health, we believe the industry faces significant obstacles to greater impact if we continue with business as usual — and instead propose a holistic solution built around the FHIR standard.

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Perspective - August 20, 2023

Three Advantages of a Modern Data Stack for Digital Development

Managing data in the development sector can be messy. Development organizations want reliable data to assess the effectiveness of their interventions, aiming for continuous improvement and evidence-based decision-making. They strive to expand beyond traditional surveys and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by digitizing operations and taking advantage of innovations like mobile data collection to gain better insights.

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Perspective - August 10, 2023

Analytics at AkiraChix: Mentoring the Next Generation of Women in Technology

Sharon Obanda, Samuel Mghendi and Sharon Otieno from the Ona team had an incredible opportunity to present to AkiraChix, an all-female tech accelerator in Nairobi. We shared knowledge and insights with the aspiring tech professionals and showcased our business intelligence software, Akuko, and our data analytics work.

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Press - June 19, 2023

Presenting OpenSRP at FHIR DevDays 2023

Last week we had the pleasure of presenting on OpenSRP in Liberia at FHIR DevDays 2023. We received great questions and a lot of interest in our work build and deploying an Android-based FHIR application to real world users. Take a look at the slides we presented below. Please reach out to use if you

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Tech - May 12, 2023

Adopting the WHO Antenatal Care SMART Guidelines to Indonesia

As countries embark on digitalizing the health sector to achieve universal health coverage, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the SMART — Standards-based, Machine-readable, Adaptive, Requirements-based, and Testable — Guidelines approach to optimize the adoption of WHO guidelines through digital systems.

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Perspective - May 10, 2023

My First 3 Months on the Client Success Team

Last fall, I was researching jobs on the interwebs when I bumped into a Client Success Specialist vacancy on Ona’s website. Having a background in Computer Science and building my career in customer support, this looked like my dream job and I was optimistic about the role.

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