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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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Thursday, March 22 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Fostering a Culture of Data Use with DHIS 2 for Health Systems Strengthening: a Case Study on Private-Public Sector Collaboration in Lao PDR

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Beginning in 2013, the Lao PDR Ministry of Health (MOH), with technical assistance from the World Health Organization (WHO), implemented DHIS 2 as part of the national health sector reform framework. Today, the Laos office of Population ServicesInternational (PSI) actively collaborates with MOH to integrate health data from the private sector into the national health management information system and provides technical assistance to strengthen the use of data in DHIS 2 to drive decision making. Data visualization and evidence-based decision making have now been integrated into the daily routine in the MOH and PSI/Laos, as shown in the recent, government-led response to a malaria outbreak in Southern Laos. Electronic integration of private sector data through DHIS 2 increases the timeliness and quality of data to strengthen decision-making. This presentation will present PSI/Laos’ experience, lessons learned, and its plans to replicate this solution for other health areas while continuing to provide technical assistance for interpreting and using data to take action.

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Thongdy Phommavongsa

Program Manager, PSI
Thongdy Phommavongsa has served as a Program Manager at the Laos office ofPopulation Services International (PSI) since 2013. At PSI/Laos, he works to manage programs across disease areas including PSI Laos’ extensive work in malaria. Outside of PSI, Thongdy is a well-recognized... Read More →

Thursday March 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vista Room