What is Tupaia?
Tupaia is a multi-country project that works to map health systems in the region, strengthen services and help governments fairly distribute resources. Funded by the Australian Government’s innovationXchange program, Tupaia has developed an easy to use, interactive online map that gives a bird’s eye view to decision makers, health workers, donors and members of the public on medicines, equipment, infrastructure, staff and services.
Tupaia teams collaborate with ministry of health staff to visit health facilities in partner countries. Using an app developed for both Android and iOS systems, we collect vital data on medicines supply and storage, services, infrastructure and equipment as well as staff training needs. These surveys are customizable to suit the needs of each country. For example, teams may also track financing and budgetary concerns, disaster preparedness or methods of treatment for common diseases.
We also sync data from a variety of sources, such as stock management software widely used in the region or electronic health information systems.