DHIS2 is a flexible, web-based open-source information system with extensive visualization features including GIS, charts and pivot tables.
DHIS2 plays a key role in public health management as the preferred health management information system in 62 countries across four continents. It helps governments and health organizations manage their operations more effectively, monitor processes and improve communication. It also is increasingly being used by non governmental actors as an M&E tool.
DHIS2 has many applications. The central function is as a national health information system for data management and analysis purposes. As such, it can also be used for health program monitoring and evaluation, to provide facility registries, to map the availability of services, to manage supply chains, for mobile data collection and for tracking and monitoring certain indicators. For NGOs implementing a specific program in one country, or in multiple countries, DHIS2 has demonstrated its ability to serve as a centralized database to be able to measure progress on a regular basis.
And it runs on everything including Android mobile devices. With DHIS2 you can capture data on any type of device, including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Most solutions work-offline, enabling improved reach in locations with poor connectivity.
Visit the DHIS2 website to learn more about it.
Entuura, DHIS2 and the HISP Network
We have been working with DHIS2 since around 2009. Around then our founder worked at WHO in the Health Metrics Network, a Gates Foundation sponsored partnership at the World Health Organization. Even then we played a significant role both in contributing to strategic platform development, implementation (e.g. back then in Sierra Leone) and engineering considerations related to sustainable systems implementations and deployments. Sustainable operating DHIS2 platforms and the associated infrastructure in Low and Middle Income and Fragile Settings is it's own area of specialisation. We see this as a core area of expertise.
Typically our clients and partners are looking for support in one of the following areas:
DHIS2 IT Systems Infrastructure - Strategy, Planning, Specification, Assessments and Review
Systems Administration and Support
Information and Data Security
Training in DHIS2
Hosting and in-country service delivery
Custom Software Development