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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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Rebecca Distler

Element, Inc.
Director, Global Health Initiatives
New York, New York
Rebecca Distler is Director of Global Health Initiatives at Element, Inc., where she helps partners use mobile biometrics to create a digital identity for patients and provide access to health care. In this role, she also co-leads the BioNIC initiative, a collaboration with the Global Good Fund, icddr,b in Bangladesh, and Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia to develop the world’s first infant biometrics platform, for use in birth registration, vaccination and child health programs.

Prior to Element, Rebecca was a manager at Global Health Strategies, where she supported the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges team and helped lead international advocacy efforts on R&D funding, neglected tropical diseases and antimicrobial resistance for Grand Challenges Africa, the Gates Foundation, and WHO amongst others. She previously worked with the Clinton Global Initiative, the WHO Regional Office in Fiji, the U.S. State Department and the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute in Ghana, where she developed a mental health training program adopted nationally in 2012.

Rebecca holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MPH in Health Policy Management and Global Health from the Yale School of Public Health.