Antenatal Care (ANC) or Maternal Child Health (MCH) Forms Wanted


We are implementing OpenMRS in Ebonyi State, Nigeria for ANC and MCH. I have seen many references to this type of implementation but have not had success in getting any forms. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you, Andy Watts

@ssmusoke and @slubwama I suppose ugandaemrs could be having this forms.

Demo site:

Username: manager

Password: Manager123

Steps to access forms:

  1. Select MCH at Login
  2. Search for a patient who is female (these forms are not displayed for males)
  3. Select a past visit and look at the forms
  4. The raw code for the forms is:

Thank you so much!

Thank you, this is quite helpful!

This OMRS19 Lightning talk shows prenatal forms (intake+followup) and delivery. They are simple.

The code is here:

We use CIEL dictionary but not for every concept, so the forms might not work out-of-the-box.


Wow, thanks Ellen. So helpful. I understand about the dictionary.



I guess I don’t understand about the dictionary after all. Isn’t the CIEL dictionary part of the Reference Application? But when I search on most of the ANC terms I come up empty.

Also, is it possible to share or import a concept dictionary from another implementation? I didn’t see a way to import a concept dictionary in the admin section.

Thanks, Andy

@andy712 Partners In Health (PIH) does not use the entire CIEL dictionary. I’m not surprised that it won’t work right out of the box. This is unfortunate.

Some history…

  1. The PIH dictionary pre-dates CIEL and has been used since 2006.
  2. The PIH dictionary continues to evolve
  3. As new concepts are needed, we add existing concepts from CIEL or propose new concepts to CIEL. @akanter continues to maintain CIEL and is responsive to additions.
  4. We add new concepts to our dictionary if they are not universally helpful to CIEL and the community (ie. Lisungwi GenXpert Lab, Insurance company in Haiti, etc.)

We expect that OCL will allow PIH to share our collection of concepts in the future. When that happens you will see our concept dictionary and add concepts from our dictionary. If you contact me directly, I can provide access to our PIH dictionary.

In the meantime, we build htmlforms with CIEL mappings when possible; however, you’ll notice many of the forms still have PIH mappings. You will need to replace those mappings to match your dictionary. If there’s a PIH mapping, refer back to the screenshot to figure out the concept required. You can change the mapping for your htmlform to use CIEL or suggest new concepts for CIEL. For example, change Method of delivery (PIH:11663) to CIEL:5630.

We are totally flexible on determining the minimum concepts necessary with the out of the box Ref App. I can add concepts. Also, with the OCL subscription module, it should be possible to publish a special collection/dictionary which includes Ref Appl functionality plus the ANC forms.

@ball and @akanter thank you for your replies. The OCL module sounds promising. I will investigate that.


Hello everyone. I am a researcher focused on pregnant women and newborns. We are now conducting a University study (more precisely a scoping review project) on systems with the ability to collect individually and prospectively (tracker) maternal and child data (MNCH). In the case of OpenMRS we want to find every possible site with that capacity. Does anyone know how or where we can obtain data of which are the current OpenMRS sites that collect this type of data? At the moment Uganda and other sites related to Partners in Health seems to be the main OpenMRS sites with these characteristics. However, we know that there could be more but we did not find enough information about them. thanks!

Hello Ellen, The links are broken and I can’t access these codes. Are you able to help? I need something similar. Many thanks

@alagoa Our github repo and forms have improved many times since 2018.

If you are looking for the htmlforms, there are now 2 forms specific for women’s health:

We use CIEL dictionary but not for every concept, so the forms will not work out-of-the-box. You will need to update your htmlforms/concepts for your concept dictionary OR you could build the PIH EMR distribution (PIH = Partners In Health). If you want to build the distro, let me know.

This training documentation is slightly out-of-date, but could be helpful. Most screenshots show French but English is available to the OpenMRS users.

Many thanks. Will have a look now.