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C4G Basic Laboratory Information System (BLIS) is an open-source system to track patients, specimens and laboratory results.

C4G BLIS is a joint initiative of Computing for Good (C4G) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ministries of Health of several countries in Africa. This research article published in the Proceedings of the Eighth ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2016, discusses the research, development and evaluation of the system. Early work on the project is described in this MS thesis.

Ruban Monu, Amol Shintre, Hiral Modi, Akshay Phalnikar, Naomi Chopra, Robert Thackston, G. K. Arun Kumar, Madhavan Murrali, Yi Han, Vasavi Gajarla, Aishwarya Rajagopal, Dhruv Muttaraju, Sakshi Gandhi, Stephen Adjei-Kwei, Aditi Shah, Lohith Kumar Burra, Rita Jett Borelli, Ming Li, Mitchell Rysavy, Kristy Van Sakano, Pranavi Bajjuri, Steven Joseph Anderson, Reena Mary George, Eyerusalem Lulseged, and Shiboo Varughese.

Firefox Update

If your lab is running a very old version of firefox (such as firefox 4.5), you will have issues running the latest v3.3 BLIS update. To upgrade Firefox to a new version, please install this patch: Download Link


  • Q: I am trying out BLIS. How do I login?

  • A: Please login using the credentials: testlab1_admin/admin123 (as admin) or testlab1_tech1, testlab1_tech2/tech123 (as lab technician).