MOBILE ELECTRONIC DISPENSING TOOL (mEDT) ANDROID APP FOR NAMIBIA MOHSS
MSH sub-contracted SoftWorks in 2015 to develop and implement a web-based Pharmaceutical Management Information Dashboard, for the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS). SoftWorks also developed Facility Electronic Stock Card (FESC) tool which is used in all major hospitals for stock management in Namibia. Mobile Electronic Dispensing Tool (mEDT) was running in clinics and outreaches of Namibia health system for dispensing to ART patients, with some difficulties. SIAPS reached out to SoftWorks again in Sept 2017 to redesign the mEDT tool to run on tablets and mobile phones to improve user experience.
SoftWorks working with the SIAPS Namibia team and the technical counterparts from MoHSS, to customize and adapt the already developed OSPSIDA and OSPSANTE dashboards to deploy this pharmaceutical commodity management tool and e-Early Warning System (e-EWS) for HIV/AIDS medicines and other essential medicines for Namibia.
To provide technical assistance to the Namibian MoHSS to implement a patient and pharmaceutical commodity information management dashboard. Based on the available information, the proposed Dashboard will consist of two modules –
The Dashboard will allow data entry and upload of ART Monthly Report at the end of each month. There are 3 possible way to get the monthly report from health facility into Dashboard –
From warehouses there are two possible ways to get data into dashboard –
The Dashboard should not be considered as a new tool, it is an aggregator of all the logistics and patient related data available under MOHSS Namibia – to be available and accessible under a single platform useful for decision making. Some of the benefits of the systems are:
The Dashboard will cover the following functions –
Ministry of Health & Social Services, Namibia
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been awarded the USAID Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program, which will run from September 23rd 2011 to January 2017. The goal of SIAPS is to assure the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes. In support to the implementation of SIAPS program, MSH is joined by five core partners and six specialized resource partners including VillageReach.