Strengthening Data Systems to Save Lives
21 July 2020
Building resilient and sustainable systems for health has never been more critical. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains globally and threatens to reverse the hard-won gains made in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. In countries where weak health systems are already overstretched, the knock-on impact of COVID-19 threatens to be catastrophic.
The Global Fund and Zenysis Technologies, a U.S.-based big data integration and software startup, have teamed up with the ministries of health of Rwanda and Zambia to develop an innovative platform that aims to harness the power of quality data to strengthen health programs and save lives. The platform integrates fragmented health and supply chain systems into one single workspace, enabling countries to improve their health and logistics data quality, make forecasts for health product needs, minimize wastage and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in a targeted manner.
Quality data is essential to design and deliver the right health services to the right people at the right time. Through this partnership, Zenysis Technologies is providing health workers in Rwanda and Zambia the tools to make informed decisions about health programs, match supply with demand, and monitor and fix potential disruptions in real-time during a critical period.