DHIS2 In Action
DHIS2 is an open source, web-based software platform for data collection, management, and analysis. Today, DHIS2 is the world’s largest Health Information Management System (HMIS) platform, in use by ministries of health in 73 low and middle-income countries. 2.4 billion people (30% of the world’s population) live in countries where DHIS2 is used. With the inclusion of NGO-based programs, DHIS2 is in use in more than 100 countries.
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Click on the items in the sidebar on the left to see the geographical scope of different DHIS2 implementations, including as a Health Management Information System (HMIS), for COVID-19 Surveillance, for collecting individual-level data with Tracker, for mobile data entry with the DHIS2 Android App, use of standardized WHO digital data packages, and as an Education Management Information System (EMIS). In each view, click on the highlighted countries for more information about their specific implementations.
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Explore popular use cases for DHIS2
DHIS2 is a flexible platform that is used in a variety of ways around the world. Click on the links below to learn more about some of the most common use cases for DHIS2.
WHO Health Data Toolkit
DHIS2 works in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the creation of standardized metadata packages for HIV, TB, Malaria, and other health programs and tools.
DHIS2 has released metadata packages, tools and training material to accelerate case detection, situation reporting, active surveillance and response for COVID-19.
WHO, UNICEF, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have partnered with DHIS2 to improve national immunization program coverage through better data collection, analysis and use with standardized tools.
DHIS2 for Education allows countries to take advantage of DHIS2’s built-in tools and regional capacity to facilitate data use for improvement in learning outcomes and equitable access to education.
Tracker is the built-in DHIS2 tool for individual-level data capture, analysis and patient follow up that is used in a variety of case-based health programs, disease surveillance, e-Registries, and more.
Mobile Data Entry
The DHIS2 Android Capture App is deployed in a large variety of use cases to increase the effectiveness and accuracy of DHIS2 data collection by allowing health workers to enter data from anywhere.
DHIS2 Impact Stories
Read stories from the field that show the impact of DHIS2 in the real world. You can find additional examples on our Impact Stories page.
Watch our videos to learn more about how DHIS2 makes an impact around the world. You can find more videos on the DHIS2 YouTube channel.
Modern health information systems in Malawi
Worldwide Collaboration on Health Information Systems
Using data to improve health care in Rwanda
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Join the conversation on the DHIS2 Community of Practice
For more in-depth discussions of DHIS2 implementations, question answer sessions with DHIS2 experts, and technical support, visit the DHIS2 Community of Practice.