Changes between Version 24 and Version 25 of Deployments/Ebola


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10/16/14 04:00:53 (7 years ago)
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    4 Sahana is starting to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as we have a usecase from MSF nurses in the field.
     4After monitoring the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa over the past months, Sahana has identified a specific need from from MSF nurses in the field for improved [Deployments/Ebola#ContactTracingMonitoring Contact !Tracing/Monitoring] which we are able address. Sahana has rapidly responded by developing Contact Tracing/Monitoring module.
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    6 Demo site:
    7 * http://ebola.sahanafoundation.org
     6A demo site of this functionality is available here: http://ebola.sahanafoundation.org
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    9 == Use Cases ==
     8In order to deliver the maximum impact most effectively, Sahana deploys information management solutions in partnership with responding organisations. If you are responding to the Ebola Outbreak and need with your information management support, please contact [mailto:ebola@sahanafoundation.org ebola@sahanafoundation.org]
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    11 === Human Resources ===
    12 Identified as a core system which is inadequate in many of the responding organisations.
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    14 The Sahana Human Resources module is used by several different Red Cross National Societies, so is proven to be flexible & mature.
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    16 We can develop a template for a simplified HR system which could be rapidly deployed by any of these Orgs
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    18 === Logistics ===
    19 Identified as a core system which is inadequate in many of the responding organisations.
    20 
    21 ==== Internal Organisation ====
    22 The Sahana Logistics module is used by the Philippines government (DSWD), including to provide mroe aid than any other Org during Typhoon !Haiyan/Yolanda, so is proven to be mature and supportable locally.
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    24 We can develop a template for a simplified Logistics system which could be rapidly deployed by any of these Orgs
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    26 ==== Cross Organisation ====
    27 As well as using Requests between Organisations, we can also develop a !LogShare template to allow different organisations to share Logistics data with each other without needing to modify their internal processes.
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    29 This was piloted as [http://support.helios-foundation.org/docs/materials/helioshare HELIOShare] by logistics staff from various UK NGOs who gave very positive feedback about the utility of the system, yet we were unable to deploy live anywhere yet since it was hard to find a system owner (would ideally be Logistics Cluster, so WFP as lead for Liberia)
     10== Sahana Modules for Ebola Response ==
     11Sahana is a mature Open Source Disaster Management Software solution, and as well as Contact Tracing/Monitoring, it has a variety of modules that could assist organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak. Additionally it can be quickly customized and extended to produce solutions to new challenges that may be faced.
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    3113=== Contact !Tracing/Monitoring ===
    32 As you probably know, a key element of the fight is to monitor all people that an infected person has come into contact with.
     14A key element of the fight against Ebola is to monitor all people that an infected person has come into contact with.
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    3416This consists of:
    35 * Take temperature 2/day
     17* Take temperature 2 x a day
    3618* Asked about symptoms
    3719* Continue for 3 weeks
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    39 As soon  as a person is in this monitoring state, then their contacts are also recorded.
     21As soon as a person is in this monitoring state, then their contacts are also recorded.
    4022In the event that they show symptoms, or are tested positive, then their contacts are put into the enhanced monitoring state, and so on.
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    42 Right now this is a paper-based system which causes long delays (days) before people are put into the enhanced monitoring state, which
    43 obviously means they're likely to have more contacts & hence more deaths will occur.
    44 There is an old study about a similar system, related to sexually transmitted diseases, which shows that such a system can reduce the delay to get people into monitoring to less than 6-8 hours (provided
    45 you have enough resources for the monitoring itself).
     24Currently this is a paper-based system which causes long delays (days) before people are put into the enhanced monitoring state, which obviously means they're likely to have more contacts & hence more deaths will occur.
     25There is an old study about a similar system, related to sexually transmitted diseases, which shows that such a system can reduce the delay to get people into monitoring to less than 6-8 hours (provided you have enough resources for the monitoring itself).
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    47 Constraints are that the system would need to work offline and on 5-8 year old hardware...so we're talking Windows laptops with IE7/8 and pre-Android phones.
    48 ==== Solution ====
    49 See Also: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UwT72n7gQjUosp-_mkOBunsQflFqIApB1e8a69oLOqE/edit
     27Sahana can rapidly deploy a Contact !Tracing/Monitoring solution for any organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak.
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     29=== Personnel / Human Resources ===
     30Many of the responding organisations have identified a need for better personnel & human resources solutions.
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     32Sahana's Personnel / Human Resources module is used by several different Red Cross National Societies around the world, so is proven to be flexible & mature.
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     34Sahana can rapidly deploy a Personnel / Human Resources solution for any organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak.
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     36=== Logistics & Donation Management ===
     37Many of the responding organisations have identified a need for better logistics solutions.
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     39Sahana can rapidly deploy a Logistics or Donation Management solution for any organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak.
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     41==== Single Organization ====
     42Sahana's logistics module is used by the Philippines Government Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). It was used to manage the distribution of more aid than any other organisation during Typhoon !Haiyan/Yolanda, so is proven to be mature and locally supportable.
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     44==== Inter-Agency Coordination ====
     45Sahana's logistics module can also be use to support Inter-Agency Coordination
     46* Request Management
     47* Donation Management
     48* Logistic information sharing
     49Sahana has been previously been piloted as the [http://support.helios-foundation.org/docs/materials/helioshare HELIOShare] solution by various UK INGOs to share inventory and logistics capacity data with each other, without needing to modify their existing systems and internal processes. The logistics staff from these organisations gave very positive feedback about the utility of the system, yet there has not been an agency to lead the deployment of this solution. Ideally this would be done by the Logistics Cluster lead, as WFP in Liberia.
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     51=== Hospital + Health Facility Management ===
     52Sahana's Hospital + Health Facility Management module can be used to manage locations including their status, capacities and requirements. This can be seen on our demo site here: http://ebola.sahanafoundation.org/eden/hms/hospital/map
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     54Sahana can rapidly deploy a Hospital + Health Facility Management solution for any organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak.
     55
     56=== Who's Doing What Where ===
     57Sahana has modules that can manage organisations, contacts, activities and projects which provide a Who's Doing What Where solution. The [http://drrprojects.net/ DRR Project Portal] which is powered by Sahana has been sharing information on Disaster Risk Reducation Projects in the Asia Pacific  for the past 4 years.
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     59Sahana can rapidly deploy a Who's Doing What Where solution for any organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak.
     60
     61=== Custom Solutions ===
     62In addition to Sahana's existing modules, new modules can quickly be developed to provide custom solutions to new challenges that may be faced by organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak. These solutions can easily be integrated into the existing modules as well as utilizing Sahana's full framework:
     63* User Permissions & Security
     64* Messaging (Email/SMS/Twitter/IVR)
     65* Mapping
     66* RESTful API
     67* Offline Support
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     69Sahana can rapidly deploy a custom solution for any organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak.
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     71== Sahana Ebola Response ==
     72Sahana is currently working on a number tasks to be able to better support any requests for assistance, but will prioritize requests from any organisations responding to the Ebola Outbreak.
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     74If you are interested in being involved in the Sahana Ebola Response you are welcome to contributing to any of these tasks. Please be aware that the Sahana Team is currently very busy with the response efforts, so will not be able to provide any additional assistance or guidance at this stage. If you are a new software developer it would be most valuable to follow the steps here: [wiki:Develop Want To Help Develop Sahana Eden?]
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     76A list of tasks is also documented here: [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UwT72n7gQjUosp-_mkOBunsQflFqIApB1e8a69oLOqE/edit Sahana Ebola Deployment Google Doc].
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     78=== Contact !Tracing/Monitoring ===
     79
     80Constraints are that the system would need to work offline and on 5-8 year old hardware such as Windows laptops with IE7/8 and pre-Android phones.
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    5182My solution would be to bundle Firefox into the install and use SMS for mobile parts.
    5283This needs validating before we can action.
    5384
    54 ===== Template =====
     85==== Template ====
    5586Actioned: Fran
    56 
    5787'Disease' as this is more widely applicable than Ebola, although Ebola is clearly the most pressing
    5888- enable only relevant modules
    5989
    60 ===== Demo =====
     90==== Demo ====
    6191Actioned: Fran
    62 
    6392We want to be able to point people somewhere to see something real
    6493
    65 ===== Data =====
     94==== Data ====
    6695GIS Locations for Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone
    6796- from GADM with P-Codes from OCHA
     
    75104
    76105New 'disease' module
    77 ===== UI =====
     106===== UI / Design =====
    78107* Customise Homepage (although this can be minimal - doesn't need to look pretty! Just be functional)
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    85114  - pr_address
    86115 * Simplification of HMS to minimum required for the usecase (which could start as zero with all referrals happening off-system)
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     117* Customise Dashboards / Visualizations - Mockups of potential solutions
     118* User Guide / Support Text.
    87119
    88120===== Workflow =====
     
    102134===== Sync =====
    103135* Do we need Sync with a central server?
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     137=== Other Modules ===
     138The follow tasks could also be valuable, but will be prioritize based on request from organisations:
     139* Develop a template for a simplified HR system which could be rapidly deployed by any of these Orgs
     140* Develop a template for a simplified Logistics system which could be rapidly deployed by any of these Orgs
     141* Develop a !LogShare template to allow different organisations to share Logistics data with each other without needing to modify their internal processes.
    104142
    105143== Communications ==