FMES has been running the journal on medical ethics for the last 25 years. IJME runs an open-access journal and trains professionals in health and bio-ethics. We are working towards improving the journal from user experience, audience reach, cost-effectiveness, marketing, funding. Samanvay used multiple platforms like WordPress, OJS, DSpace, OCS to create solutions for IJME.
Samanvay has worked with JSS on multiple technology and consulting projects.
Avni implementation for their community health program. (JNPCT doesn't have any public website)
Customisation of Avni platform for health needs assessment project. A writeup on this project.
Customisation of Avni platform for maternal death review and surveillance system (in collaboration with UNICEF).
Development of information portal for health information.
National health mission has helped in improving access to public healthcare services in India. But it has been realised that though the services are accessible the quality of these services is poor. Hence recently there has been the focus on improving the quality of health services. One of the strategies adopted towards this is to improve quality via standardisation and its quality assessment process. To achieve this, standards have been created for each type of facility and functional area. These standards have been made available to the health facility administration in all states. Like the government, some NGOs have also created such standards in a few focus areas. The idea in both cases is to assess the health facilities (clinics and hospitals) based on these standards and help them improve against it.
Gunak is a platform for quality assessment of health facilities, designed to make this process easier. The platform provides a web interface and android application via which assessors can capture and submit their assessment scores for a facility. The platform supports multiple programmatic assessment tools like NQAS, Laqshya, Kayakalp, Dakshata and any deployment-specific checklists. The users can perform an assessment on the android devices completely.
The platform also provides a reporting/analysis dashboard that is used for management, tracking, certification and program management purposes. The users of the dashboard can understand the trend of improvements over time, in different states, facilities etc. The system generates the list of all areas improvement based on the data which can be viewed from the dashboard.
This platform is deployed with two instances - national instance run by NHSRC and project-specific instance run by Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Chattisgarh for their project iGunatmac. NHSRC conceived this project.
Samanvay team members in their individual capacity have implemented COVID-19 information dissemination and data collection system using Avni for SATHI.
Samanvay maintains the hospital system based on Bahmni for SEARCH.
Samanvay has setup a Bahmni based hospital system for Spandan.
UNICEF Maharashtra, has launched a new program along with state government for improvement in maternal health by working with women before their marriage/conception, towards improving their health. The program named pre-conception care is run by ANMs. Avni is the product used for his.
Working with Yenepoya, Samanvay has also developed an app focusing on TB care and nutrition endorsed by WHO, RNTCP and released by Prime Minister of India rolled out at national scale. Samanvay has been involved in the development capacity for this app. The app is available for free on Android and iOS platforms.
Other (cross) Sectors
Arthan works in the area of career development for students in schools. We are currently piloting the implementation of Avni for this student/teacher facing app.
PARI is an online library and archive of rural India. Samanvay is PARI’s technical partner developing their website, consulting them on product management and infrastructure management. Samanvay made technical improvements to the website and the backend systems.
Technology rollout assessment and advisory within CInI.
EPW is a respected news organisation. Samanvay technically supports EPW with critical issues in their journal management system.
Samanvay has developed three applications for Hasiru Dala.
- Data management for dry waste collection centres in Bangalore
- Library management system for children of waste workers (using Koha)
- Social security provisioning systems for waste workers using Avni for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Mentor Together is India’s first and largest non-profit organisation providing one-to-one mentoring relationships. They have worked with over 5000 young people across 6 urban cities and 4 rural communities in India using uniquely built technology, curriculum, training, and other research and evidence-based mentoring processes.
Samanvay partnered with Mentor Together to build a technology platform to scale their program by automating initial screening and mentor matching process and providing analytics to the back-end team.
Samanvay has been developing Shelter's data collection and analysis system using Avni.
Samanvay has been working with Arghyam in creating technology solution architecture for water-based systems.
Chintu Gudiya has supported in product and community development of Avni since 2018.
Social Alpha has supported since 2017 till 2020 in development of Avni platform.