Based on ten years as the prime partner of CDC Mozambique in developing, implementing and supporting Strategic Information and Health Management Information Systems in Mozambique, Jembi Health Systems and its partner, Mozambique National University of Eduardo Mondlane, have developed a proposal to address the key objectives of CDC and PEPFAR, building on the successful work by Jembi under the CoAg CDC-RFA-GH15-1565.
Strategy One. Support EPTS maintenance, updates, harmonization, centralization and MOH ownership transfer. Jembi will continue to work with CDC and PEPFAR Partners to support implementation of EPTS in Phase 1 provinces and EPTS Quarterly Reports and Indicator updates. The program will support harmonization of EPTS databases and centralize EPTS. Jembi will assist the transition of EPTS to MOH and support modernization. Outcomes include: increased EPTS expansion; capacity of MOH staff to use EPTS; harmonization and centralization of EPTS; infrastructure in Phase 1 and 2 provinces; and increased alignment of forms and indicators with HIS guidelines, standards and legislation.
Strategy Two. Implement EPTS interoperability with iDART, DISA, infomóvel, SiRCEV (eCRVS), SIS-MA and other systems as required using international open source interoperability standards. Jembi will continue to strengthen interoperability between key information systems to merge and deduplicate records. The program will support quarterly development of iDART. Outcomes include: increased interoperability between EPTS, iDART, DISA, and mHealth, systems among Phase 1 and 2 sites; with eCRVS at priority health facilities and SIS-MA at central level; increased efficiencies and timeliness of data management and reporting.
Strategy Three. Support and strengthen the MOH capacity to develop, update, maintain, implement and monitor the national HIS strategy, standards, norms and protocols in alignment with international HIS guidelines. Jembi will continue to provide technical assistance to MOH though Jembi staff seconded to DPC-DIS. The program will support MoH, updating the National HIS Strategy and adoption of national and international HIS standards Outcomes include: increased capacity of MoH to review and update HIS; increased ownership and national HIS planning; increased harmonization of national HIS strategies and plans; and increased inter-institutional cooperation for HIS strategies and plans.
Strategy Four. Develop health informatics capacity of MOH professionals. Capacity is a critical underpinning of successful Health information, As part of this strategy, we will contribute to strengthening capacity building of HIS professionals in Mozambique. Jembi IT and M&E staff will be seconded at central, provincial and district levels to support MOH and provide skills development. With UEM, Jembi will support the inclusion of PEPFAR priority systems in the academic curriculum, establish an OpenMRS Academy, and participate in international conferences, and provide MOH staff training in key areas. Outcomes include: increased capacity of MOH staff to own, manage, develop and maintain HIS, increased Jembi capacity to support local partners; increased coordination activity within eSaúde community; and increased institutionalization of OpenMRS and open source technologies in Mozambique. Strategy Five. Strengthening the PEPFAR Help Desk system and supporting the transition to MOH. Jembi will continue to support the routine Helpdesk to extend to all PEPFAR priority systems and the transition to MOH. Outcomes include: increased systems supported and institutionalization of PEPFAR HIS help desk into MoH; reduced reported HIS-related problems or incidents; and improved HIS data quality, completeness, and availability of systems.