We have been working alongside international organisations like the UN and the FCDO since 2015 on a wide variety of health data projects.

Our consultants have provided expert advice, technical capacity and stakeholder liaison to help with some of the world’s biggest humanitarian challenges.

Our experience

We believe in the power of open-source platforms: no license fees, easy collaboration, and open innovation. We are always looking for ways to partner with local engineers and grow their capacity to work with open-source platforms. Our aim is to help those with limited experience working with popular technologies such as Linux, Python and Docker.

We pick up new technologies quickly but have particular experience in working with: Open Data Kit, DHIS2, OpenMRS, CKAN, Superset, Microsoft PowerBI, Linux, Python, Java, Kubernetes, Docker, SQL, Amazon Web Services, NGINX, Javascript, React, NextJS, and HTML/CSS.

During our first year we delivered services totalling $200,000 to new clients in the Ukraine, Madagascar, Jordan, Central African Republic, Egypt, Switzerland and Finland, some of which was won by competitive tender. In recognition of this, Fjelltopp Ltd was selected as best “Newcomer to International Trade” at the International Trade Club awards.

Read our UNAIDS Case Study and WHO Ukraine Case Study to find out more about how we work to solve problems for our clients.

Our projects

2022

Document Management System

Client: Dept. HIV & AIDS, Ministry of Health, Malawi, funded by UNAIDS
Project size: $90 000+
Timeline: 2021 – Present

How can a Ministry of Health distribute data, reports and documents across a wide network of partners and stakeholders in a secure, controlled and efficient manner?

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2022

The AIDS Data Repository

Client: UNAIDS Geneva
Project size: $400 000+  
Timeline: 2018 – Present

The “AIDS Data Repository” project aims to improve the quality, accessibility and consistency of HIV data and HIV estimates by providing a centralised platform for countries to manage and share HIV data supported by UNAIDS.

The project is built upon the large open-source project CKAN, which is used by many national and international organisations as a data management portal. We are consulting with international funding bodies and universities as well as with in-country data management teams to build this solution.

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2022

Research Support

Client: The World Health Organisation Ukraine
Project size: $45 000+ 
Timeline: 2019 – Present

We provided technical support and data analysis for a country-wide survey of Trauma Emergency Medical Services with the help of Open Data Kit and Python based data analysis techniques. This included the technical write-up of multiple reports published by the WHO.

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2021

Emergency Operations Intelligence 

Client: The World Health Organisation Ukraine
Project size: N/A
Timeline: N/A

We undertook the design and implementation of interactive data dashboards used by the WHO to inform their emergency operations in response to the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine.

The dashboard includes multiple datasets, with a customised user interface and tailored data visualisations. Special tools were developed to support spatial analysis of the data. The project was built upon the open-source Superset business intelligence solution.

2021

Review & asses COVID-19 epi-modelling and data sources

Client: FCDO Bangladesh 
Project size: N/A
Timeline: N/A

We reviewed and assessed COVID-19 epi-modelling efforts and related data sources across Bangladesh. We led a collaboration with University of Glasgow academics that incorporated a large number of stakeholder interviews and a systematic literature review.

2020

COVID-19 Data Management

Client: FAO Bangladesh
Project size: N/A
Timeline: N/A

We supported an inter-agency UN team responding to the COVID-19 emergency in Bangladesh. Our consultants provided expert advice, technical capacity, and stakeholder liaison to support the task of integrating pandemic data from different national sources and systems.

Work has included writing software requirements specifications, designing database structures, providing expert review, and developing automation of data flows.

2020

Public Health Surveillance

Client: The World Health Organisation and UNICEF
Project size: N/A
Timeline: N/A

We have developed and deployed tailor-made electronic public health surveillance solutions at a national level in Jordan, Madagascar, Somalia and The Central African Republic.

These systems are case-based, electronic, mobile, real-time, rapidly deployable solutions. Tablet computers with mobile data plans submit case-based data to a secure central server. This data is anonymised, exported, processed, and visualised in real time through a web-based application. The open-source software framework is flexible, inter-operable, and tailored to the client’s needs. See the open-source code at: github.com/fjelltopp

2019

Sitefinity Web Development

Client: The World Health Organisation Geneva
Project size: N/A
Timeline: N/A

We provided web development for WHO HIV in Geneva and the global WHO website. A collection of interactive pages were developed to publish global data relating to HIV self-testing.

2019

Internal process and management consulting

Client: The World Health Organisation Kazakhstan
Project size: N/A
Timeline: N/A

We worked with WHO Kazakhstan to review their internal processes and improve their remote working patterns during the COVID-19 crisis.

We built integrations between their project management and communication tools, provided best practises on the tools’ use, and offered direct support to the national WHO Representative (WR). We gained deep insight into management, structure and governance of a WHO country office.

2018

Infrastructure Support

Client: The World Health Organisation Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO)
Project size: N/A
Timeline: N/A

We designed a data management workflow and real time dashboards for the Emergency Operations Centre in the EMRO regional office of the WHO.

This included coordinating data from events and signals of public health importance with operational data on task assignments and meeting activity. From a technical perspective the dashboards were implemented in Microsoft PowerBI powered by an SQL Server database with various custom data management processes including integration with WebEOC.