Digital tools for health campaigns

Publication Date: December 2023

Bluesquare – IASO

Bluesquare was founded in 2012 to help governments and their partners digitize public health services. By improving the scope, quality and efficiency of public services, our technologies make quality performance data available to decision-makers. Bluesquare’s technologies promote a more equitable and efficient allocation of healthcare resources in more than 30 countries impacting over 100 millions people.

Iaso is a geo-enabled data collection and microplanning tool. It is an innovative open-source bilingual (EN/FR) data collection platform shaped by 25+ real-world use cases. Unlocking the power of geo-structured data collection to plan, monitor, and evaluate health programmes, it provides a solution towards data collection and validation. By providing an efficient and complete data collection and microplanning tool, Iaso constitutes a building block in an national information system ecosystem. With bidirectional integration and interoperability towards DHIS2, and features as Single Sign-On or Pyramid enhancement, Iaso aims to integrate campaign results and successes with your partners.

Data collection: Iaso’s data collection mobile app can be customized and used to support surveys as well as routine data collection processes. The collected data then goes through a validation phase before being allowed to enrich the general georegistry.

Microplanning: IASO’s microplanning allows you to manage the planning, distribution and field teams in real time. You can assign questionnaires to interviewers or teams of interviewers as well as geographic areas to cover. Assignments are transmitted to the interviewers’ mobile app allowing them to start their fieldwork according to the priorities of the data managers.

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Dimagi is a global social enterprise that powers impactful frontline work through scalable digital solutions and services. Dimagi’s flagship product, CommCare, is used in over 130 countries across the globe to support over a million frontline workers serving over 400 million people through 3000+ projects. Drawing on its two-decade experience supporting governments and nonprofits, Dimagi has developed the Integrated Campaign Solution – a comprehensive and adaptable set of digital tools designed to support various health campaigns. The solution works fully offline with features such as geo-location enabled enumeration; supply chain management with focus on stock outs and stock reconciliation; campaign worker management with worker registration, payment and training attendance tracking; self-paced digital training; clinical case management for accurate diagnosis, treatment and follow-up; campaign delivery at community and facility levels; community engagement through SMS and chatbots; advance reporting and analytics and integrations with national health system such as DHIS2.

The solution offers a combination of mobile as well as web tools for frontline workers, M&E and program managers. It is ready to deploy for teams who want to start data collection immediately or can be configured for local needs. Below is a list of the key features for campaign workflows. Each feature can be used on its own app or in combination with other features:

  • Target Enumeration (GPS enabled)
  • Facility and community level distribution
  • Campaign Worker Management
  • Training Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Digital Training

Demo: Introductory Video


The Crosscut App helps users plan campaigns to prevent and treat malaria. Specifically, the Crosscut App lets you create accurate catchment area maps, which can then be used as a basis for estimating target populations and dwellings to help with campaign microplanning. The app allows you to visualize geographic accessibility, estimate populations within each catchment area, and plan supplies to support malaria campaigns. You can register for an account in less than a minute and use the application free of charge. The Crosscut app is also available directly within the DHIS2 App Hub and allows you to create catchment areas and estimate populations for your DHIS2 health sites. With geographic catchment area maps in place, you can then also use the app to estimate the supplies needed to carry out a malaria indoor residual spraying campaign. In 2024, we will also be adding the ability to use your catchment area maps to plan supplies and resources needed for an ITN distribution campaign. Where needed, our open-access technology can be directly incorporated into your existing systems to streamline user access and sustainably incorporate our niche service in your end-to-end processes and systems. We pride ourselves in having created something easy-to-use, and we would love for you to give it a try!

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DHIS2 is a free, open-source software platform designed to support health information management from community to national level for a diverse range of interventions. DHIS2 is highly customizable and adaptable, used at a national scale by more than 60 Ministries of Health in addition to hundreds of NGO and international organizations. It offers modules for web-based and mobile data entry, data validation, data analysis, reporting, and data visualization, allowing users to create customized dashboards, reports, and maps to inform decision-making and resource allocation. DHIS2 is known for its flexibility, extensibility, scalability, and community-driven development model, which encourages collaboration, innovation, and the sharing of best practices among users globally.
For ITN, IRS and other health campaigns:

  • DHIS2 facilitates microplanning through advanced GIS and mapping features, integration of population denominators to establish sub-national targets and mobile apps to enumerate and geolocate households. These features improve precision targeting and identifying vulnerable populations to allocate resources effectively.
  • Throughout the campaign lifecycle, DHIS2 enables real-time monitoring of key performance indicators for delivery, households reached, stock and more with offline mobile data collection and automatically populated dashboards, allowing for timely interventions and adjustments at every level.
  • Post-campaign, DHIS2’s robust analytics features support evaluation of coverage and impact through triangulation across data sources, including routine data such as continuous LLIN distribution and reported malaria cases
  • DHIS2 stands out for its robust, open and well-documented web API, allowing seamless integration with routine HIS as well as interoperability with other campaign digitization tools like RapidPro and business intelligence tools like PowerBI



DIGIT health campaign management (eGov)

DIGIT Health Campaign Management (DIGIT HCM) is a free, fit-for-purpose, open-source product that helps countries to expand capabilities in public health service delivery and transform their health campaigns. From setting-up campaigns quickly, to planning, inventory management, registrations, service delivery and real-time data dashboards, DIGIT HCM covers all elements required to run effective campaigns. The same product can be used for all campaign types across multiple diseases.

DIGIT HCM is built using modular building blocks that are highly configurable allowing countries to tailor the product to their specific needs, easily. These building blocks are reusable allowing for the creation of new solutions. Data resides in shared open registries enabling the reuse of data and establishing a single source of truth. Interoperability is baked into the design of DIGIT HCM allowing free flow of data across different systems. DIGIT HCM enables countries to set-up their own digital public infrastructure for health.

DIGIT HCM offers:

  • Single interface for managing all components in a campaign lifecycle
  • Allows reuse of assets across campaigns
  • Reduces fragmentation by supporting multiple diseases
  • Supports data interoperability with other health intervention areas (Eg. disease surveillance systems)
  • Improves sustainability by providing ownership and control to the government
  • Uses a modular and standards-based architecture

DIGIT HCM aims to achieve:

  • Increased campaign effectiveness (coverage)
  • Reduced time to respond to outbreaks (speed)
  • Improved efficiency (better Utilization of $)
  • Increased transparency and accountability (reduce fraud)

Demo: Introductory Video
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Novel-T is a Swiss company focusing on addressing Public Health challenges. We’ve aimed at generalizing technical solutions to make them applicable to different programmes.

The NT· (pronounced “antidot”) is a rugged electronic device specifically designed to address some of the limitations of smartphones when used for the monitoring of public health interventions. It combines passive GPS tracking and active data collection. It features a high-contrast screen, a GPS chip, control buttons, a USB-C connector, Bluetooth, and GSM cellular connectivity. The device can be used for 1 month on a single charge and can operate fully offline. The data collected by the device can be extracted by USB, uploaded online, or on a smartphone via Bluetooth. When used in passive mode, no training is required, which makes it easy to scale up. Despite the device being capable of standalone operation, it is also fully integrated with the online Geospatial Tracking System (GTS). The GTS system allows monitoring intervention delivery with reliable and timely insight into field activities. It works either with smartphones or NT· devices. Within your organization’s workspace, you can configure your field activities and upload a geospatial micro-plan representing the areas targeted by your intervention. Using the data received from the devices, the GTS dashboard allows identification of service delivery gaps and course correction of your intervention when teams are still in the field. The GTS is a generic tool that can be used to monitor all sorts of interventions such as Vaccination campaigns, ITN distribution, MDA campaigns, supervisory visits, enumerations, etc.



Ona develops proven technology solutions that support campaign and routine based service delivery globally.

Pixel ( Pixel is a geospatial service that is designed to support non-technical users to use geospatial data to facilitate macro and micro level planning within their existing workflows. Pixel works by combining a wide variety of datasets into a uniform 1KM grid of the world.  Each pixel contains information such as the population, number of buildings, malaria rate, distance to the nearest health facility, elevation, food security status etc. for that 1KM area.    Pixel makes it easy to perform large scale, geospatial analysis, quickly in your browser without the need of any GIS expertise or software.  Using Pixel, you can:

  • Explore the data layers and use the in-browser draw tool to query data at lightning speed.
  • Point, Polygon and Buffer extraction – upload point or polygon data and Pixel will return the summarized data from Pixel for each feature. Pixel will also return the list of places eg. facilities, schools, settlements that fall within that area.
  • Spatial Joins – Pixel enables the ability to join high resolution (eg. raster data) over a uniform geospatial grid. This unlocks the ability to conduct analysis like calculating the number of people that fall outside of 60 minutes of time.

Ona Data ( – Ona is a ODK compliant service that provides enterprise grade support for ODK based data collection campaigns.  Ona Data is used as a corporate solution for organizations like WFP, UNICEF and WHO for their campaign and survey work.  Ona Data has been used to support very large-scale national campaigns for polio, measles, etc. across many countries.  Ona Data powers the RT-VAMA solution by UNICEF.

OpenSRP 2 ( OpenSRP 2 is a = FHIR native, open-source digital health platform for frontline health workers at the community and facility level.  OpenSRP 2 has been adopted as the chosen national CHW platform in several countries where it is being used to serve over 95M people.  OpenSRP 2 has a geowidget (that supports household structure selection) and tasking support which makes it optimal for campaigns.

Akuko ( – Ona is a no-code data visualization and analytics platform that makes it easy to develop robust map-centric data apps and dashboards.  Akuko is currently being used to manage campaigns for WHO and UNICEF ranging from facility assessments to measles campaigns.



ODK is a data collection platform that leading researchers, field teams, and other professionals use to collect data that matters. In the last year, 2M+ people across 193 countries have used ODK to send 250M+ submissions. ODK is regularly chosen by national governments and implementing partners for large-scale surveillance and monitoring, immunization campaigns, and clinical research. Recent examples:

  • ODK was used by LSHTM and SwissTPH to conduct clinical trials that showed the safety and efficacy of the RTS,S malaria vaccine.
  • WHO AFRO has used ODK to collect 500M+ data points for disease surveillance and immunization. AFRO cites ODK as the key technology that helped eradicate wild polio in Africa.
  • Uganda’s MoH conducted a measles-rubella and polio vaccination campaign reaching 19.5M children. ODK enabled timely campaign feedback which led to fast corrective actions.

Key features include:

  • Powerful forms: Supports complex calculations, external datasets, barcode scans, on-device printing, multiple languages, and more.
  • Works offline: Use either the mobile or web app. Your data is automatically synced when an Internet connection is found.
  • Easy analysis: Download your data or connect apps like Excel, Power BI, Python, or R to create real-time dashboards.
  • Geospatial awareness: Add offline map layers, navigate between places, use map features in form logic.
  • Flexible workflows: Entities enable longitudinal data collection, case management, and other dynamic use-cases.

ODK is 100% open-source software made by a community of 13K people just like you. Deploy it on your own server or on ODK Cloud, our fully managed hosting service.

Demo: ODK – YouTube


RedRose is a leading technology provider in the fight against Malaria and neglected diseases. With extensive experience running successful campaigns in multiple countries, RedRose is committed to improving public health outcomes globally. RedRose was set up in 2015 to support Governments, Donors the UN and other Humanitarian actors to provide better Health and Humanitarian programming. We support urban and rural communities in over 53 countries with sustainable solutions. Trusted by the large institutional donors like USAID, EU and UK governments, RedRose has become a leading partner in providing global health systems and mass campaign management, with a particular focus on the fight against Malaria and neglected diseases.

RedRose’s Work in Malaria Control and Neglected Disease Programs
RedRose’s campaign experience includes delivery of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN), Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention medicines (SMC), and Onchocerciasis/River Blindness (Oncho). These campaigns have been successful in reducing the spread of malaria and river blindness in communities. In just single year, RedRose completed 18 mass campaigns with 11 happening simultaneously, demonstrating its capacity to implement programs at scale. Our near real-time monitoring capabilities increases the coverage of intended recipients, enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of these campaigns, and ultimately improves public health outcomes in the communities we serve.

The RedRose Solution – a fully integrated approach
The system’s implementation models are highly configurable, allowing for tailored approaches to meet the specific needs of communities. This flexibility ensures that the programs are effective and adaptable to context over the long term. The system offers features that allow nearly all operations to be managed in one place. This includes:

  • Registration of Recipients
  • Distribution of Intervention Items
  • Stock Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Remote Monitoring Through Dashboards
  • Customized Reports
  • Integration with Data Analytics Tools (ex. PowerBI)
  • Integration with Outcome Data Repositories (ex. DHIS2)
  • Offline Campaign Implementation Capability
  • Monitoring Data Collection

The system’s implementation models are highly configurable, allowing for tailored approaches to meet the specific needs of communities. The solution also works “out of the box” for the most common interventions, such as ITN and SMC, to ensure campaign timelines stay on track. This flexibility ensures that the programs are effective and adaptable to context over the long term.

Demo: The LLIN Registrar/Distributor app experience
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Overview: Reveal is an open-source platform and Digital Global Good that enables the use of geospatial data and technology to efficiently and effectively deliver life-saving interventions. Campaign managers and field workers rely on Reveal’s detailed community and household-level maps, protocols, and data-collection and analysis platforms to plan, navigate, deliver and adjust interventions so that they achieve the greatest impact.

Reveal, formerly known as mSpray, was conceptualized in 2010, and has since been developed alongside country governments and implementing partners to support public health interventions such as indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria, mass drug administration (MDA) for neglected tropical disease, and routine childhood vaccination campaigns for vaccine-preventable disease. Reveal has received significant attributions, including, most recently, a USAID Digi Award. Use of Reveal has increased health campaign coverages by 20 – 30%. The reduction of disease burden through increased campaign coverage by that degree is powerful. In one trial, malaria cases dropped by 15% more when indoor residual spray (IRS) was supported with Reveal versus IRS alone. Reveal also creates significant cost savings per disease case averted. Without Reveal, the cost per malaria case averted was 118 USD. With Reveal, that cost dropped by 63% (to 44 USD per case averted).

Demo: Video

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