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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: GIZ Symposium on Economic and Social Development, DayOne Basel, Tying the digital knots in Bonn and the.   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 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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