The Mozambique Ministry of Health (MoH) installs a further 6 SIS-Compact Stations in Maputo City and Maputo Province as part of the SIS-MA Implementation phase

The MoH supported by Jembi-MOASIS recently installed 6 HMIS Kiosk Systems known as SIS-Compact Stations.  This installation forms part of the national implementation phase of the SIS-MA project (the National M&E Health Management Information System- HMIS) as well as part of the MOASIS (UEM Project for HMIS) innovative projects.

Cape Town, South Africa – March, 2015 – The New National Monitoring and Evaluation System for the health sector, SIS-MA, is currently being implemented in health facilities in both Maputo City and Maputo Province. In this process, the MoH endorsed and subsequently requested the use of the SIS-Compact Station, developed by Jembi-MOASIS as an innovative project under the CDC Cooperative Agreement, for the installation of SIS-MA not only at the health facility level, but also at the district and provincial levels.

This has led to the latest SIS-MA implementations that have occurred at 6 health centres, including: Centro de Saúde da Malhangalene – Distrito KaMpfumo, Centro de Saúde 1 de Junho – Distrito KaMavota, Centro de Saúde 1º de Maio, Distrito KaMaxakeni, Centro de Saúde da Catembe, Distrito KaTembe (Maputo City), as well as SDSMAS Matola and Centro de Saúde de Boane (Maputo Province) being accompanied by SIS-Compact Station installations with 3G Modems to guarantee full HMIS dedicated connectivity, avoid inappropriate use of the system and insulate the micro-computer from other uses that may hamper proper system operation.


Above: Pic of the innovative SIS-Compact Station

The SIS-Compact Station is an innovative project that consists of a micro-computer (commercial standard compliant and is available in the Mozambican market) fully embedded as a Kiosk (like an ATM) with a software enabling the function of a predetermined list of applications allowed by the administrator. The four fundamental principles of the SIS-Compact Station are full connectivity at low cost and dedicated to HMIS, low risk of virus contamination, inviolability of software and hardware, low power consumption; low production cost and allows local maintenance and production in resources limited settings.

Over the last two years to-date, a total of 39 SIS-Compact Stations were produced and implemented in the national Health Information system and zero trouble rate was detected.

“The SIS-MA project was made possible thanks to a partnership between Mozambique and the American people through PEPFAR – CDC funding”.

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