HOW TO USE THE OMNI TOOL

The OMNI Tool uses program coverage data you enter in combination with pre-populated background data and intervention efficacy values to compute nutrition and health impact estimates.

The OMNI Tool can be used for:

  • Regular reporting (actual coverage)
  • Program design (planning or projected coverage)

Whether you are using the tool to report impact due to actual coverage or to plan, the tool is used the same way.

Here is a simplified version of the steps for using the OMNI Tool.

In this first step, and based on your program and/or needs, the OMNI Tool will guide you through a series of choices until your tailored scenario workbook is built.

OMNI has many scenario possibilities.  You will begin modelling a scenario by choosing options from one of the following categories:

  • Health Impact(s)
    What health outcome does your program seek to have impact(s) on? Are you interested in generating estimates for a specific program impact (health)? Examples of health impacts could be low birth weight cases averted or stunting cases averted. Examples of non-health impacts could economic losses averted or IQ points and years of education saved.
  • Nutrition Intervention(s)
    What type of nutrition intervention does your program include? Are you interested in generating estimates for one type of intervention or more? Examples of intervention(s) might include kangaroo mother care, daily and intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation nutrition, weekly iron & folic acid, vitamin a supplementation (VAS), zinc & ORS, infant and young child nutrition (IYCN), or micronutrient powders (MNPs).
  • Beneficiary(ies) Group(s)
    What type of beneficiary does your program target? You can select more than one group. What is the target group (Newborns, Children Women, and Adolescents)?

In this step, you can view your choices and edit, delete or confirm the scenarios added for modelling.  More details about the country or countries you work in and the length of programming (e.g. current or future) will be requested in the following steps.

In this step, you will indicate the country(ies) that you would like to apply to the scenario. You will be able to select as many countries as you wish.

In this step, you will add the year that you would like to start the scenario.  The year you select may be in the past for reporting purposes or a future date for projecting purposes. You will also select the number of years for your scenario.

In this step, you are required to add your own unique program coverage data. For example, what is the number of people you have covered (if you are reporting) or hope to cover (if you are projecting) through your chosen intervention?  This may be the most time consuming step since you are required to gather and input your program coverage data.

Once the final set of data is entered, OMNI will produce and display the associated impact estimates based on your entries.

In this final step, the OMNI Tool calculates impact(s) from your customized selections and provides opportunity to view various types of reports.

The OMNI Tool has two dynamic dashboards that allow you to view high level summaries.  You can customize the presentation of your results from either the Impact Dashboard or the Intervention Dashboard. You will be able to take screen shots of graphics and save locally.

You will be able to export a summary data table to a separate Excel file.

For those who wish to dig deeper into the results, the OMNI Tool provides intervention specific impact results and displays background assumptions for each.  The user can copy and save these tables locally.