Free and open-source health data aggregation, analysis and visualisation platform, combining data from mSupply, DHIS2, Tupaia MediTrak and elsewhere. Used for supply chain strengthening, disaster response, service provision and disease surveillance.

Tupaia is an aggregation, analysis and visualisation platform that uses REST APIs to pull data from mSupply, DHIS2 and our own data collection app, Tupaia MediTrak. Data is presented in real-time in customized dashboards and map overlays. The data is aggregated onto a single, cloud-based database, before being presented at tupaia.org. Tupaia is free and open source and. In the context of COV...
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Tupaia is an aggregation, analysis and visualisation platform that uses REST APIs to pull data from mSupply, DHIS2 and our own data collection app, Tupaia MediTrak. Data is presented in real-time in customized dashboards and map overlays. The data is aggregated onto a single, cloud-based database, before being presented at tupaia.org. Tupaia is free and open source and. In the context of COVID-19, Tupaia is well equipped to assist health departments in monitoring preparedness and response in a variety of ways. Health Facility Preparedness: Surveys have been built with the Tupaia MediTrak to assess the readiness of a health facility to manage suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. These surveys capture information about resource availability, staff training and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in place. Information collected is mapped and visualised at Tupaia.org, providing a central hub where decision makers can view and download aggregated data displayed at the national, regional or facility level. Disease Surveillance: Suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 can be instantly reported by frontline health professionals through the Tupaia MediTrak app. This information is directly fed into existing national health information systems, while simultaneously being mapped and visualised at tupaia.org. Heatmaps show convergence points of disease, while overlays of case data and facility data allow the reconciliation of cases with equipped facilities.
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Stage 5: Scaling

Tupaia is now live in 6 countries, with aggregated data available from every single health facility in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Tokelau and Cook Islands. Functionality includes real-time overlays of data from DHIS2 and mSupply.
Registered in Australiain Australia

Focus Areas:

Health, Transport & Supply Chains, Data/Analytics and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Health, Transport & Supply Chains, Data/Analytics, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Risk ReductionSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kiribati, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands and 10 MoreSEE ALL

Kiribati, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Australia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cote d'Ivoire, Venezuela, Sierra Leone and MyanmarSEE LESS

3
Key Partners
13
Countries Implemented In
11
Employees
$3,200,000
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Problem

Modernising health services and using data for decision making across Asia-Pacific is a complex challenge in a demanding environment. Pacific leaders in healthcare have moved to adopt digital technology and have made good progress - but systems for HIS, stock management, surveillance, disaster response and facility surveying are still typically siloed and data are difficult to aggregate and analyse in real-time. This makes data hard to use for decision makers, especially when needed rapidly.

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Solution

Tupaia is a free and open-source data aggregation, analysis and visualisation platform that syncs data from multiple sources (including mSupply and DHIS2) in real-time and makes it available in customized views to decision-makers. These decision-makers range from district managers to senior ministry staff and multilateral donors. Tupaia can be used for health supply chain strengthening, disaster response, improving service provision, disease surveillance and tracking immunization coverage.

Target Beneficiaries

Our beneficiaries broadly include all patients of primary healthcare facilities in our partner countries. These may include mothers and children seeking immunizations, victims of disasters or anybody seeking basic healthcare. Specific users include health workers at primary healthcare facilities, district/zone managers and national program coordinators such as disaster response focal points, EPI coordinators or medical stores managers. Multi-lateral donors are also able to access some data.

Mission and Vision

We hope to tangibly breakdown health data siloes and create a world-leading platform for mapping and improving health systems in low and middle-income countries. Our focus is on Asia-Pacific, including some of the most vulnerable countries to disaster response and climate change in the world.

Competitive Advantage

- All our databases and data collection tools use sync (benefiting also from a partnership with mSupply, which now uses sync across all its platforms). Our partnership with mSupply has also allowed us to release mSupply Mobile open-source AND we are the only real-time integration of mSupply and DHIS2 in the world. - Data aggregation, analysis and visualisation is presented in real-time eliminating the need for duplication of data entry or export/import. - The entire platform is available free and open-source and we use REST APIs, so the system is highly scalable and interoperable with almost any other system. - Our designs have undergone extensive UAT and the interface is world-leading (we have received multiple awards in the past 12 months). - Our team leads each have over 10 years' genuine experience in the field and have been able to apply that experience to designing useful interfaces and dashboard tools.

Planned Goals and Milestones

The main requirements for adapting Tupaia to COVID-19-specific functionality are software developers and additional data. Tupaia’s software developers have been altering existing surveys and visualisations to collect and display data relevant to COVID-19. Unavoidably, some data needs to be physically collected. Due to current travel restriction, we are entirely dependent on staff in our partner countries, who are responsible for collecting data from the frontlines.
Funding Goal5,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted950
New Implemented CountriesFiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Micronesia, Kiribati, Philippines, Laos, Solomon Islands, Venezuela, Vanuatu, Myanmar, Tonga
RecruitProject manager (Asia-Pacific Region), Business Development Officer
New Feature- Expanded Disaster Response functionality - Regional disease surveillance in real-time - Integrations with environmental health data - Tracking medicines quality across the region - Pharmacovigilance

The Team Behind the Innovation

Dr Michael Nunan (BPharm, MPH, PhD) has worked in Cambodia, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Vanuatu and elsewhere. He has been the project executive for Tupaia since March 2017. Edwin Monk-Fromont (BSc) is a full stack software developer, who wrote the software for both mSupply Mobile (>200 implementations across 7 countries) and Tupaia MediTrak. Erin Nunan (BPharm) has worked in Swaziland, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste & is a Director of BES.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Apr 2020
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Apr 2020
Funds RaisedPENDING
$9,000
TITLECOVID-19 Emergency Education Response Lao PDR
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Education and Monitoring & Evaluation
Implemented InLaos
Aug 2019
Funds RaisedPENDING
TITLERegional Reproductive Health Program
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Implemented InFiji, Samoa, Micronesia and 4 more SEE ALLFiji, Samoa, Micronesia, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga SEE LESS
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Australia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cote d'Ivoire, Venezuela, Sierra Leone and Myanmar
Date Unknown
Key Partnership
Implementation
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kiribati, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga

Supporting Materials

Tupaia-Functionality-Manual-orientation-null.pdf