OGOW EMR and partners are helping improve access to essential health services at a time when it is needed most

January 12, 2021

Even before COVID-19 struck, nearly 3.2 million Somalis lacked access to health services. The need for health systems that protect everyone has never been more urgent.

Through a pilot project brokered by the Response Innovation Lab (RIL) between OGOW EMR and World Vision Somalia, rural and urban health facilities have been supported to utilise innovation for medical records, health promotion, and immunisation uptake. The pilot has helped to deliver needed information to providers and caregivers to benefit and empower all Somalis –especially women and girls– to access community health and primary care services.

This collaboration is critical to providing life-saving information to providers and caregivers, so that they can make more informed decisions.

The RIL is a global collaborative platform whose founding members include World Vision, Save the Children, Oxfam, Civic, and George Washington University. To learn more, please visit: www.responseinnovationlab.com

OGOW is an electronic medical records (EMR) and practical management system designed specifically for hospitals and clinics in Somalia. To learn more about OGOW EMR, please visit: www.ogowemr.com