DHIS2 (District Health Information System) is a robust, open-source monitoring and evaluation system for collection, reporting, analysis and dissemination of data. It is powerful and complex with many considerations around implementation and configuration.
We have developed training materials – complete with video tutorials and assignments – that will support NGO staff through a process of building a simple DHIS2 instance.
The DHIS2 Online Learning Notebook curriculum is sequenced so that students can learn step-by-step, and build on their skills. The content is based on material from the University of Oslo DHIS2 Academies, essentially covering Fundamentals and Basics of DHIS2.
We are getting ready to share our templates and tools for DHIS2 implementations, and we invite everyone to contribute their tools to the collection. My team at LogicalOutcomes is working with Steven Uggowitzer, David Hagan, Prosper Behumbiize’s team at HISP Uganda, and others to develop faster, easier ways to set up DHIS2.
We hope to enable NGOs to set up DHIS2 for their programs using a ‘Quick Start’ approach. Then they can expand it to more programs as they get comfortable with DHIS2. As a nonprofit consulting company, LogicalOutcomes will share all of our tools with the whole community and we invite you to use and adapt them.
We plan to begin with configuration spreadsheets to help projects define requirements quickly and accurately. Then we will start developing templates for evidence-based indicators in areas outside health (such as financial security, education and settlement). We may also create project management tools that are customized for DHIS2 implementations – it depends on which projects we are hired for.
Are you willing to share your own DHIS2 tools, including planning and estimation calculators, apps that are not ready for the DHIS2 App Store, project management checklists, etc.? Or are there any tools you really need? If so, please contact us.
Joining presenters Dr. Gillian Kerr and Martha McGuire was Steven Uggowitzer, Senior Architect, Health Information Systems, ICT4D. Currently, Steven is helping organizations to implement DHIS2, and is working with Logical Outcomes to develop the DHIS2 Quick Start application.
Watch this webinar for a brief summary of content from the original webinar, followed by an in depth discussion about the process of testing and deploying DHIS2. Some technical issues were discussed, with audience questions.