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March 20
Global Public Good: New Free Digital Software to Manage Health and Social Protection Programs
Washington D.C./Berlin/Bern, March 20, 2023 --- The World Bank, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have announced an integrated new open-source software package to improve the management of social protection and health financing schemes in…
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February 6
openIMIS Highlights of January
openIMIS initiative supports the management of HIV scheme in Cameroon  As part of a support measure through the openIMIS Catalytic Implementation Fund, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute will support the implementation of openIMIS for managing the Ministry of Health’s HIV user fee elimination scheme. The…
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December 23
Highlights of the openIMIS initiative 2022
  The launch of the employment injury scheme in Bangladesh, the first purely modular version of openIMIS and 10.6 million people benefiting from openIMIS managed schemes - A lot has happened this year in the openIMIS initiative. With this newsletter we summarize the highlights for you. Have fun reading!   …
November 7
Bangladesh launches employment injury scheme by using openIMIS
Bangladesh launched a ground-breaking employment injury scheme – the first of its kind – providing income protection for workers in the country’s ready-made garment sector   This pioneering scheme, named EIS Pilot, will ensure that, for a trial period of three years, all workers in the export-oriented ready-made…
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October 31
openIMIS e-learning course on socialprotection.org
The openIMIS initiative launched an e-learning course on socialprotection.org.   The self-paced course on the open-source software will allow you to learn more about the features of openIMIS. Furthermore, you get to know where the software was successfully implemented. The course consists of 4 modules:  Module 1…
openIMIS Initiative opens up Beta testing phase
April 4
openIMIS Initiative opens up Beta testing phase
The openIMIS Initiative opens up the  Beta testing phase to a wider audience. You are now able to play around with new features before the product is even released. Of course the features will not all work as expected at this stage, but you are helping the team to achieve a higher quality level by reporting bugs that you…
April 4
openIMIS Newsletter March 2022
Wrapping up phase 1 in Niger  As a further step towards universal health care coverage, Bluesquare started a project to implement openIMIS in Niger with funding from the Belgian Development Agency Enabel. The project successfully set up openIMIS for a health insurance scheme in two districts, Gaya and Gothèye. ´A first…
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February 28
openIMIS Newsletter February 2022
After the successful implementation of openIMIS for the health financing policy in Zanzibar, the Ministry of Health, Social Welfare, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHSWGEC) has embarked an interest to utilize openIMIS  for the establishment and management of a health insurance scheme. openIMIS will be customised by the Ministry…
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January 31
openIMIS Newsletter January 2022
After a successful pilot exercise, the government of Tanzania has done a national roll-out of the Community Health Fund (CHF) e-payment system with over one million active members. The system is expected to improve the management of the fund by reducing overall costs and facilitating payment of membership contributions. To…