I have exciting news!..The Global Fund and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have published new guidance for countries planning the selection, acquisition and deployment of new logistics management information system (LMIS) software. The guidance identifies off-the-shelf applications that Gavi; the Global Fund; or other funding, donor or technical assistance agencies can recommend to countries seeking a new LMIS. And thanks to some advocacy efforts from the steward team last year, OpenLMIS is featured in this global guidance!
Seven software solutions and service providers (including OpenLMIS) were fully or mostly qualified to support visibility from the central/national storage level to the health facility level. They include proven open-source applications as well as commercial products that come with either software licensing or software as a service (SaaS) agreements.
You can download the Country Guidance on Selecting Logistics Management Information System in English or French below: https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/9516/psm_logisticsmanagementinformationsystem_guidancenote_en.pdf?u=637218683140000000 | Français https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/9517/psm_logisticsmanagementinformationsystem_guidancenote_fr.pdf?u=637218683150000000
Here is an interesting table showing how OpenLMIS stacks up against other software solutions in this space:
We hope this recognition of OpenLMIS as a global tool that meets the needs of health supply chains in LMICs will be helpful in our continued advocacy for the software at the country and global level. Please feel free to share this information with colleagues!