Different MSF approaches to solve a common issue: intense use of DHIS2 in remote areas with poor, intermittent, or shared internet connections.
- Alejandro Casado: eHealth Manager | MSF OCBA, (Barcelona)
- Jaime Chow, eHealth Team Lead | MSF OCA (Amsterdam)
- Ramón J Jimenez Pomareta, Medical Application Manager | MSF OCG (Geneva)
- Kris Reinhardt, eHealth New York Team Manager | MSF-OCP (Paris, based in New York MSF-USA office)
- Damien Scarlett, E-Health Applications Administrator | MSF OCB (Brussels)
Day and time: Wednesday 22 June, 13:00-14:00 Solving off-line challenges in an almost-connected world [MSF]
What is the session about
The MSF field work is supported by the 6 MSF operational sections. Each one defines independently the strategic direction of the section. This results in different DHIS2 architectures to solve a common issue: the intense use of DHIS2 in remote areas with poor, intermittent, or shared internet connections.
We will show the architecture of some of these implementations, the mentioned challenges and solutions. In particular:
- Metadata and data Synchronization challenges and solutions
- A Reactive Vaccination Campaign App
- Praxis: a progressive offline/online webapp that interfaces the user and the central DHIS2 instance.
We would like also to have an open discussion and share experiences between participants facing same problematics.
MSF provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, and exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally.
In 2020, our teams conducted medical activities in 88 countries. To illustrate with some figures, there were, for example, 9.904.200 outpatient consultations, 1.008.500 vaccinations against measles in response to outbreaks or 306.800 assisted births.