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


Rabies One Health Monitoring

Client: University of Glasgow
Project size: £70 000
Timeline: 2022 – Present

By the time that someone presents symptoms for Rabies it often too late to treat. It is so important to identify individuals bitten by at-risk animals and to treat them early – before symptoms appear. Fjelltopp has supported the University Glasgow to implement a platform for animal-to-human contact tracing within a DHIS2 instance. Starting from bite records kept by health facilities, investigators identify at-risk animals and look for others that may have also been bitten by the animal.

Fjelltopp has also offered support for the research group’s Integrated Bite Case Management (IBCM) platform, previously implemented using a custom solution. This electronic surveillance tool records detailed information about bites in order to identify potential risk. Fjeltopp have been working to ensure the long term stability of the platform.

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Document Management System

Client: Dept. HIV & AIDS (DHA), 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?

Fjelltopp implemented a health data hub for the DHA in the Malawi MoH. The tool allows the DHA to take control of distributing the documents, data and reports that they are producing across the wide range of stakeholders and partners supporting their work.

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The AIDS Data Repository

Client: UNAIDS Geneva
Project size: $1 000 000 +  
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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Gender differences amongst frontline healthcare workers

Client: The World Health Organisation Kazakhstan
Project size: $30 000 +
Timeline: 2021

Fjelltopp worked in partnership with WHO Kazakhstan and Astana Medical University on an assessment of Gender differences amongst frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fjelltopp took a lead on the project’s statistical design and analysis, as well as the final report writing.

In total, 433 participants contributed to the the final results which revealed that women: still carry the most household responsibility in Kazakhstan, were less likely to isolate whilst working on the pandemic frontline, more susceptible to emotional exhaustion and burnout, and saw the most acute increase in workplace violence during the pandemic. This led rise to a number of recommendations for the national health system. The report has been published by the WHO here.


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

Client: FCDO Bangladesh 
Project size: $80 000 +
Timeline: 2021

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.


Public Health Surveillance

Client: The World Health Organisation and UNICEF
Project size: $58 000 +
Timeline: 2018 – 2021

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. Our team worked on this extensively prior to the incorporation of Fjelltopp, having worked on the project in Jordan, Madagascar, Somalia since 2015.

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


Emergency Medical Services Assessment

Client: The World Health Organisation Ukraine
Project size: $67 000 + 
Timeline: 2018 – 2021

We provided technical support and data analysis for a country-wide survey of Trauma Emergency Medical Services. Fjelltopp took a lead on data collection, analysis and write up, with the help of Open Data Kit (ODK) and Python based data analysis techniques. This included the technical write-up of multiple reports published by the WHO (here, here, and here).

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Internal process  & management consulting

Client: The World Health Organisation Kazakhstan
Project size: $39 000 +
Timeline: 2020

We worked with WHO Kazakhstan to review their internal processes and improve their remote working patterns during the COVID-19 crisis. We worked closely with the national WHO Representative (WR) to write up our findings and lessons learned from responding to the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak.

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


COVID-19 Data Management

Client: FAO Bangladesh
Project size: $24 000 +
Timeline: 2020

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.


Sitefinity Web Development

Client: The World Health Organisation Geneva
Project size: $15 000 +
Timeline: 2020

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.


Emergency Operations Intelligence 

Client: The World Health Organisation Ukraine
Project size: $71 000 +
Timeline: 2018-2019

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 was built with the open-source Superset business intelligence solution. It visualised 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.


Infrastructure Support

Client: The World Health Organisation Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO)
Project size: $10000
Timeline: 2019

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.


Fjelltopp is incorporated

The team supporting our public health surveillance solution registered Fjelltopp Ltd with the UK companies house in February 2018, to meet the the ongoing needs of countries using our public health surveillance solution. Initially the company only comprised two consultants, but others from the original team were added as contracts migrated away from individuals to the new company.


The team is founded

A small team of scientists & engineers is gathered by WHO Jordan to implement an integrated, case-based, real time, flexible public health surveillance system in response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan. This project is adopted nationally by all all public and military clinics, and is later taken to WHO Madagascar, WHO Somalia and WHO Central African Republic with WHE. All engineers initially contracted as individuals directly by the UN.