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BAO Systems and the University of Oslo are excited to welcome you to the 4th annual DHIS 2 Symposium! 

2018 Symposium Themes: 

The global digital health space is moving at a rapid pace, making exponential gains within the last few years.  It’s hard to imagine that after only 10 years of development, DHIS 2 is being implemented in 87 countries and Indian states, with 53 operating at national scale.  This kinetic global expansion of DHIS 2 has led to exciting collaborations and partnerships that are working to improve LMIC health systems.  

And yet we know that there is still work to be done to improve these systems.  

In our 4th DHIS 2 Symposium, we’ll look closely at how international partnerships between NGOs and governments are supporting national systems strengthening through technical support that ultimately improves the use of DHIS 2 and how this work is bringing us closer to harmonized data.

But beyond national systems, there is still exciting innovation happening all around us.  We’ll spend time looking at Android mobile applications and hear from the UiO about efforts to overhaul and re-develop the applications.  Biometrics are making concrete gains in development work and we’ll hear how they can be incorporated into DHIS 2.

Other topics to be explored include:  

  • What work is being done around using DHIS 2 for the Sustainable Development Goals and how can we move that work forward?

  • How is data used in concrete ways to drive decision-making, course-correction and drive impact of your programs?

  • How is integration with other systems like LMIS and EMRs improving national systems?

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Friday, March 23 • 2:20pm - 3:05pm
DHIS 2 for All: Meeting the Needs of Jhpiego Offices Worldwide

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Jhpiego, a global maternal and child health NGO affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, has been using DHIS 2 for almost two years. JADE – Jhpiego Analytic Data Engine is used in 27 countries to collect programmatic data. The primary audience for data analysis in JADE is headquarters. We are now faced with the challenge of also serving the needs of country offices separately. DHIS 2 for All encourages and supports Jhpiego country offices to build customized DHIS 2 instances. This is meant to replace the common practice of staff managing disparate Excel files and paper repositories of achievement data stored and shared from Dropbox, personal computers and in 3-ring binders while ensuring that the data is secure, permanent, accessible and ready to be visualized. One of the goals of DHIS 2 for all is to support country offices to collect in-country PMP data while also strengthening the relationship between the Jhpiego country office and MOH in sharing data.  The Jhpiego team will share its strategies and some early lessons learned in working with Liberia, Lesotho, and Mozambique in setting up DHIS 2 instances.

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Parisa Kharazi

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Jhpiego
Parisa Kharazi is a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at Jhpiego, a global maternal and child health NGO affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has supported Jhpiego’s development and deployment of DHIS 2 across the organization and works with stakeholders on communicating... Read More →
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Scott Merritt

Informatics Advisor, Jhpiego
Scott Merritt is a Senior Health Informatics Advisor, working for Jhpiego. Scott has a master’s degree in Management Information Systems and has been working on the deployment of information tools in the developing world for more than 15 years, mostly in and supporting Africa environments... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm PDT
Vista Room