Work - November 11, 2021
Providing emergency cash transfers to 30,000 vulnerable households in Zimbabwe
The Emergency Social Cash Transfer (ESCT) programme, led by UNICEF Zimbabwe, aims to provide physical cash to vulnerable populations. In 2020, Ona was engaged to design and maintain the Management Information System (MIS) to drive the program from end to end.
Press - October 07, 2021
Google Summer of Code 2021
Ona and Google have been collaborating to bring to life code and API-driven healthcare guidelines based on the FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources) standard. This collaboration involves aligning Google’s Android FHIR SDK, Ona’s FHIR Core, and the WHO’s Antenatal Care Smart Guidelines to enable FHIR-native care guidance, which allows our partners to deliver healthcare services
Work - October 01, 2021
Updates from Malawi: a data-driven approach with digital healthcare
Last October, we wrote about the impact of the Malawi eRegister on health services at the Bilira Health Center. We produced the OpenSRP-based eRegister platform through close collaboration with facility workers to support health activities such as antenatal care, maternity and delivery, and child health.
Work - June 24, 2021
Our Google Summer of Code 2021: healthcare apps using FHIR resources on Android
We are underway in the Google Summer of Code 2021, in partnership with Google to build the Android FHIR SDK powering next-generation offline-capable, mobile-first healthcare apps using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (commonly referred to as FHIR and pronounced ‘Fire’).
Work - June 22, 2021
Isochrones: working with Mapbox to improve access to immunization services
Geospatial analysis is fundamental to our work at Ona. Whether helping organizations see where they collect data, understanding where to send malaria spray teams, or assessing the impact of a cyclone, we often focus on novel applications of mapping technology for our humanitarian partners.
Work - May 12, 2021
Improving nutritional outcomes for children in Zimbabwe with better data
The humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is dire with over 1.1 million children and women in need of nutrition assistance due to widespread economic shocks and natural disasters, including a devastating drought in 2018/2019 and Cyclone Idai in March 2019.
Work - May 06, 2021
Introducing OpenSRP FHIRCore - Why we are going all in on FHIR
When I first heard of HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource), I think, like most, l understood its application as a data exchange standard with promises of facilitating interoperability.
Work - April 28, 2021
Saving Lives with ZEIR for World Immunization Week 2021
To celebrate World Immunization Week 2021, we would like to highlight the work we are doing with PATH through their Better Immunization Data Initiative. As their technical partner since 2016, we have been developing the Zambia Electronic Immunization Register (ZEIR).
Work - April 14, 2021
WHO ANC reference app demo video
WHO recently launched SMART guidelines for Antenatal Care (ANC), including the release of the WHO ANC reference app, which was designed and developed by Ona.
Work - April 13, 2021
Helping UNICEF Track and Monitor Supplies at the Last Mile
With a sophisticated procurement and logistics system, UNICEF delivers life-essential supplies to people in need in over 150 countries worldwide, distributing $2.37 billion of goods in 2018 alone. Teams work tirelessly to get these supplies to the intended beneficiaries, whether that’s providing midwifery kits to rural health facilities or, in light of the COVID pandemic,