Notice B

Promoting the collaborative development of proposals for investments in digital health global goods

Digital Square supports investments in digital health global goods, which are tools that are adaptable to different countries and contexts. Mature digital health global good software is software that is (usually) Free and Open Source (FOSS), is supported by a strong community, has a clear governance structure, is funded by multiple sources, has been deployed at significant scale, is used across multiple countries, has demonstrated effectiveness, is designed to be interoperable, and is an emergent standard application.

We are using an open proposal process. Your concept notes and proposals will be publicly posted, giving you and other submitters the opportunity to find collaborators and provide and receive feedback from your peers.

Proposals (62 total)

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Notice B: Open-Sourcing and Enhancing the Integration Platform

Primary Author: Taylor Downs
Application Status: 
Not Approved

There has been tremendous progress in the digital health software space over the last ten years. An important part of this progress has been the
shift away from once-off, custom-coded solutions to either robust SaaS offerings or well-supported open-source software. These tried-and-true
solutions tend to be more secure, more stable, and more scalable than quick custom jobs.
Additionally, it’s difficult to find an implementation success story in the digital health space that does not include an API integration between

Notice B: OpenLMIS Advocacy and Community Engagement

Primary Author: Tenly Snow
Application Status: 
Approved - fully funded

This proposal is being submitted on behalf of the OpenLMIS community. OpenLMIS is an open source electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) that has been designated a Global Good by the Digital Square initiative and is supported by a community of health, technical, and financing partners working collaboratively to advance health logistics data management globally. The primary purpose of this proposal is to request support for advocacy activities for the Initiative.

Notice B: OpenMRS Sync 2.0 module development, implementations and maintenance

Primary Author: Jakub Sławiński
Application Status: 
Approved - fully funded

OpenMRS is the leading open-source EMR made to support healthcare in low and middle-income countries. The original sync project was the brainchild of Christian Allen in 2007 while he was working for Partners in Health. PIH had multiple sites that were not continuously connected by internet across the Rwandan countryside. Transporting paper forms 4-5 hours on a daily or even weekly basis was not working. His vision of a bidirectional asynchronous database synchronization technique lived and developed in a branch or two for several years.

Notice B: Packaging OpenSRP for Scale and Community-driven National Adoption

Primary Author: Matt Berg
Application Status: 
Approved - partially funded

OpenSRP ( Open Smart Register Platform ) is an open-source mobile health platform to empower frontline health workers and simultaneously
provide program managers and policy makers with current data for decision and policy-making. A committed community of technology,
research and implementation partners has evolved the software to a point of early maturity characterized by multiple deployments, high
performing technology at scale, and emerging documentation around specific use cases for RMNCAH, TB, HIV, Malaria and Early Childhood

Notice B: PlanWise - Catalyzing the Community & Tools focused on Optimizing Healthcare Delivery & Planning

Primary Author: Eduardo Jezierski
Application Status: 
Not Approved

Planwise emerged from a pioneering collaboration between InSTEDD, Concern Worldwide, and Kelly Roberson, who had a vision to
productize and make it simple to use powerful geospatial service optimization techniques anywhere in the world. As the tool began to take
form, it quickly became apparent that there was a broad ecosystem and demand for calculating facility catchment and improving the coverage
and capacity of a health system or distribution network.