Updated Dec 02, 2019


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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.


Michael Nunan

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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 as a For-Profit in 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, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga and VanuatuSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
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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.



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.

Innovation Description

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, available across Android and iOS) and presents the data in real-time in custmized dashboards and map overlays to a variety of user groups. The data is aggregated onto a single, cloud-based database and run through a configuration server, before being presented at https://tupaia.org - permissions are role-based and location-based, allowing customized and meaningful views to be presented to different users at different times, depending on their needs. Our system is completely free and open source and can be accessed via info.tupaia.org

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

- Expanded Disaster Response functionality (release date: March 2019) - Regional disease surveillance in real-time - Integrations with environmental health data and meteorological feeds to produce risk highly granular risk maps for sentinel diseases - Tracking medicines quality across the region - Pharmacovigilance surveying and analysis - Integrated malaria surveillance tool aggregating field worker data, case data, vector trapping counts & laboratory genotyping results to map resistance
Funding Goal5,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted950
New Implemented CountriesFiji, Samoa, Nauru, Philippines, Laos, Venezuela, Myanmar
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.



Apr 2019
Funds RaisedPENDING
TITLEBuilding out capacity in disease surveillance, AMR, disaster response and immunization coverage
Feb 2019
Key Partnership
Dec 2018
Funds RaisedPENDING
Jul 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
TITLEAustralian Public Sector Innovation Awards - Winner, Digital Category
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kiribati, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga

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