OSMS-BC (Open Source Medical Supplies British Columbia)
OSMS-BC (Open Source Medical Supplies British Columbia) is a BC-based branch of Open Source Medical Supplies. Launched in March 2020, Open Source Medical Supplies (OSMS) has brought together a global network of over 70,000 makers, fabricators, community organizers, and medical professionals working to meet the unprecedented medical supply challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. OSMS-BC is a strong team of engineers, programmers, designers, business professionals, and students that came together to provide support to various stakeholders in their effort to tackle COVID-19.
OSMS-BC aims to provide a valuable contribution in mitigating the pandemic and effectuating a province where access to healthcare supplies and accurate health information is ubiquitous and dependable. Needs discovered during the COVID-19 pandemic will likely recur if our society encounters another health crisis and there are lots of valuable lessons being learned that could be carried into everyday life going forward. OSMS-BC therefore recently re-branded to Open Source Medical Supplies. As they transition to a post pandemic environment, OSMS-BC will continue to utilize their shared capabilities to tackle other problems that are barriers to human health and wellness.