What is Tupaia?
Tupaia is a data aggregation, analysis and visualisation platform that works to map health systems in the Indo-Pacific region. This is used to strengthen services, manage projects and help governments fairly distribute resources. 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, services and research.
In 2017, we started out collaborating with Ministry of Health staff to visit health facilities in partner countries and build a picture of health services and the location of facilities. Using an app developed for both Android and iOS, we collected vital data on medicines supply and storage, services, infrastructure and equipment as well as staff training needs.
Since then, the project has grown to become a platform provider for immunization programs, disaster response, disease surveillance, emergency operations centres and several projects across the region.