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December 12

Barad Bahadur Dangaura: How health insurance coverage made his and his family’s life free of financial stress for health care

Barad Bahadur Dangaura and his family have recently enrolled in health insurance. He first heard about it on the radio. He didn’t know much about it and was cautious. But an insurance representative explained the costs and easy enrolment procedure of their health insurance. He registered all six family members: his spouse, two daughters, a […]

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December 12

Manju Khatri: Health insurance for a healthy life

Manju Khatri, her husband and her three sons belong to the lower in Nepal. They own a small farm, but the crops they grow are just enough to feed the whole family. Manju’s husband got a well-paid job abroad, but due to high blood pressure he had to return back home and continue working on […]

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December 12

Nirmaya Lamichhane: How the enrolment through openIMIS saved her daughter’s life

Nirmaya Lamichhane from Nepal was 26 years old when she experienced a tragedy in her life: she lost her husband. Since then she tries to hold her family with in-laws together and attempts to be a good role model for her two children Alisha and Khemalal, aged 16 and 11.   Nirmaya’s husband had passed […]

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December 12

12/12: Universal Health Coverage Day

On 12/12/2012, the United Nations unanimously endorsed a historic resolution urging all countries to push progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). As an essential priority for international development, each year on 12/12 stories of millions of people waiting for health coverage are indicated. By raising their voices, the world should be reminded that health coverage […]

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November 14

openIMIS Community – submit proposals to advance UHC

Appeal to all IT service providers and implementer of the openIMIS community: The global charitable foundation Wellcome calls for proposals for the ‘Innovator Awards: Digital Technologies‘ in order to advance Universal Health Care. These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. The […]

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October 24

openIMIS presentation at the AeHIN conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The 6th General Assembly of the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and Conference on Interoperable Digital Health for Universal Health Coverage organized its annual meeting from 7th-9th of October 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The goal of the meeting was the promotion of better use of information communication technology (ICT) in order to achieve better […]

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October 18

Appeal to put an end to destitution: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Twenty-six years ago, the General Assembly of the UN declared 17 of October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Secretary-General in duty António Guterres emphasized the connection between extreme poverty eradication and universal rights for all people in a message for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.   The […]

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October 15

New openIMIS version published

The updated openIMIS version 1.2.0 is now available for download on GitHub . A number of functional and security features were added to the software in order to enhance the user experience.   The update also marks a significant step towards improved compatibility . The source code is now available on a per component basis, which simplifies […]

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September 27

Call for applications: Three openIMIS tenders for software development and more !

The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched three tenders for openIMIS within software development.   openIMIS is the first open source software for managing social (health) protection schemes, linking beneficiaries, provider and payer […]

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September 21

Visibility in September: openIMIS at Fata 2018, DayOne Basel and Tying the Digital Knots

September was an exciting month for the openIMIS Initiative. We presented both our software and approach at three innovative conferences: the GIZ Symposium on Economic and Social Development, DayOne Basel and Tying the digital knots in Bonn.   The GIZ Symposium, which discussed the opportunities and challenges of digitalization in development cooperation, was attended by […]

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August 23

Have you read our newsletter yet?

If you’d like regular updates about openIMIS and its developments, news and events, please sign up for our newsletter.   Here’s what to expect in the next newsletter: the openIMIS-Webinar, which took place on July 5th our new collaboration with Digital Square to launch a special call for proposals this month’s connection with stakeholders, implementers […]

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August 13

Did you know we’ve got a newsletter?

If you want to be updated regularly about openIMIS and its developments, news and events keep updated with our newsletter.   So far, we reported on the openIMIS-Webinar which took place on July 5th, the new collaboration with Digital Square in launching a special call for proposals and this month’s connection with stakeholders, implementers and […]

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August 1

Six proposals submitted to Digital Square Call for Proposals

Together with Digital Square, the openIMIS initiative offered a co-financing opportunity to further develop openIMIS through Notice C – Modular Transformation of openIMIS in June 2018. The deadline for submitting proposals was 30th July 2018.   In total six proposals were submitted in response to the call: CERHIS: connect small hospitals and health centers to OpenIMIS […]

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June 27

Introducing openIMIS- Webinar on socialprotection.org

  The openIMIS Initiative hosted a webinar on July 5th at 1 pm – GMT+2 !   You can view the recording of the webinar here.   openIMIS is the first and only open source software that links beneficiary, provider and payer data. Designed to manage complex interactions of a health care system, it covers processes […]

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June 22

Digital Square- Special call for openIMIS proposals

  Digital Square launched Notice C – special call for openIMIS proposals!   Digital Square is a partnership of the world’s leading digital health experts and organizations working together with countries to strengthen digital health systems in emerging economies. The aim is to help strengthen national digital health systems by coordinating investments into scalable technology […]

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June 11

Expanding openIMIS: Delegation visit from Togo

A major institution in Togo has expressed interest in piloting openIMIS to support their insurance expansion scheme. Representatives of INAM (Institut National d’Assurance Maladie du Togo) who visited Geneva in April 2018 conveyed their desire to implement openIMIS for their 300,000 formal sector members, with a potential extension to their three million members in the […]

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May 30

ICT4D Conference

  Xuân-Mai Kempf from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) presented IMIS (which is the genesis of the openIMIS Initiative) and its implementation in the South-Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the ICT4D Conference (8-10 May 2018) in Lusaka, Zambia. In her presentation, Xuân-Mai Kempf provided an overview of […]

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May 30

Get Started: New openIMIS Tools

  We are pleased to present our newest milestones in setting up the openIMIS website!   The openIMIS source code is available. If you are a developer, please visit github.com/openimis to download the source code – you’ll be helping revolutionize the management of social protection systems. Join the openIMIS community and benefit from the knowledge […]

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February 1

Call for Applications: IT Expert for Social Protection

The GIZ Sector Initiative Social Protection is currently looking for an Expert Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

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December 18

Improving health insurance management

Many low- and middle-income countries are working to build up health insurance schemes to protect their populations in case of sudden illness. To professionalise these schemes in a sustainable manner, Swiss TPH has created an Insurance Management Information System (IMIS).

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December 6

Digital health and UHC – together towards SDG 3!

This blog post with contributions by the openIMIS-Initiative takes a closer look at the current trends to provide affordable and accessible healthcare for all and the global movement towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

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April 14

Open source software for social health insurance

Many countries have turned to open source software as a flexible, reliable and low-cost approach to managing their health information systems.

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