The DHIS2 toolkit for COVID-19 vaccine delivery expands field-tested designs and tools from the WHO DHIS2 immunization data toolkit to enable countries to rapidly update existing systems to support the equitable delivery of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines at scale. Our focus is on integrating digital solutions for COVID-19 vaccine delivery into national DHIS2-based immunization systems and strengthening these systems for sustainable impact across all aspects of vaccine preventable disease interventions.
DHIS2 is well-established as a health information management system for both immunization programs and COVID-19 response: More than 45 countries already use DHIS2 as the information backbone of their national immunization programs, including 30 that have installed modules from the WHO DHIS2 Immunization Toolkit, and 36 countries rapidly deployed DHIS2 for COVID-19 surveillance. Several countries have already deployed DHIS2 for COVID-19 vaccine delivery, including Sri Lanka, Laos, Rwanda and Mozambique.
Using DHIS2 for COVID-19 vaccine delivery allows countries to build upon existing software, incorporate global data standards, introduce fit-for-purpose solutions and leverage local and regional expertise for national roll-out. Watch our webinar to learn more (view slides):