WHO Health Data Toolkit
DHIS2 works in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) on a variety of health-related initiatives, including the creation of standardized metadata packages to strengthen data use on a national and international level
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DHIS2 works in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) on a variety of health-related initiatives. Since 2017, the Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) at the University of Oslo — which develops and supports DHIS2 — has been officially designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Innovation and Implementation Research on health system strengthening. One key aspect of our collaboration has been the creation of standardized metadata packages to strengthen data use on a national and international level, and application to facilitate improved data quality.
Global Adoption of WHO Packages
Browse our interactive map to see how the Health Data Toolkit has been deployed around the world.
About the WHO Health Data Toolkit
WHO Health Data Toolkit consists of DHIS2 metadata and tools to support adoption of WHO health data standards into national routine health management information systems. The packages are aligned with WHO’s public health curriculum available on who.int, and can be installed in standalone DHIS2 systems or integrated into existing DHIS2 instances. The metadata packages bring together global standards and DHIS2’s evidence-based design practices for integrated health information systems in an easy-to-install toolkit for rapid adoption. More information on the these principles for strengthening national health information systems is available on the WHO website for the Health Facility & Community Data Toolkit.
The currently available WHO packages and tools are listed on this page organized by program. Downloadable configuration files and documentation is available on the WHO Package Downloads page.
The following types of WHO packages are currently available:
Dashboards, data visualizations, standard indicators, and data use & analysis guidance. This package can be installed and mapped to inputs in a country’s existing routine program or HMIS; or used in combination with an aggregate data collection package.
Aggregate data collection package
Data input forms, standard data elements and disaggregation to support the collection of aggregate data. Aggregate data input packages are assured to produce the indicators and dashboards included in the analytics package.
Tracker (individual-level) data packages
Individual-level data capture modules to enhance a patient-centered approach for program management. Tracker is used to uniquely identify and track a person or entity over time. These packages can be used to support clinical-level decision-making and generate highly granular data for enhanced analysis, while mapping to standard outputs in the analytics packages.
Data Quality Tool
The WHO Data Quality Tool is intended to aid in health system strengthening by improving the quality of data used for analysis and decision making. The application can be incorporated into any DHIS2 implementation, and assists system administrators in identifying potential errors in the data. This knowledge can be used to take appropriate action for improving data quality. In many cases, this will be to either edit the data or to improve the data collection system.
Metadata Packages by Health Program
DHIS2 has produced an array of different data packages and tools to support a variety of health programs. See below for a summary of what is available for each program, and click the links for additional information, resources and downloadable package files.
- Malaria Burden Reduction Dashboard & Aggregate Package
- Malaria Elimination Dashboard & Aggregate Package
- Malaria Elimination Tracker
- Cross-border, mobile, and migrant populations
- TB Dashboard & Aggregate Data Collection
- TB Case Surveillance Tracker
- TB Drug Resistance Survey Tracker
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)
- RMNCAH Dashboard & Aggregate Data Collection
COVID Vaccine Delivery
- Electronic Immunization Registry (EIR) (tracker)
- Vaccination Core Analysis & Datasets (aggregate)