Training Course in Installation, use and Maintenance of DHIS2

District Health Information Software 2

The District Health Information Software (DHIS) is used in more than 40 countries around the world. DHIS 2 is a tool for collection, validation, analysis, and presentation of aggregate and patient-based statistical data, tailored (but not limited) to integrated health information management activities. It is a tool with an open meta-data model and a flexible user interface that allows the user to design the contents of a specific information system without the need for programming. DHIS2 and upwards is a modular web-based software package built with free and open-source Java frameworks.

Health data and information is considered to be under-documented due to improper basic health and demographic record-keeping. T4D (Tech for Development) has organized this training that aims at building the capacity of researchers, health record managers, and practitioners to monitor, manage and maintain demographic data and health information in a much more efficient and accurate way than using papers. This training course on Installation, Use, and Maintenance of DHIS 2, will equip the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge on how to report, analyze, and disseminate data for all health programs.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for people who want to learn how to:Health administrators, Health Information System Officers, researchers, field workers.

Requirements

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Livecode admission criteria

Duration

5 Days

Course objectives

  • DHIS 2 set up
  • Understand what DHIS 2 is and what purpose it serves with respect to health information systems (HIS)
  • DHIS 2 key features supporting data collection, validation, visualization, presentation and information use
  • What are the major technological considerations when it comes to deploying DHIS 2
  • Data collection and data entry;
  • Data analysis and data visualization;
  • Data quality with DHIS 2;
  • Data elements, data sets, and indicators;
  • Event capture, event visualizer, event report, and tracker capture
  • DHIS 2 configuration to monitor health-related indicators and progress towards targets such as international development goals
  • What are some of the benefits and challenges with using DHIS for HIS

Course content

Module 1 

Introduction to DHIS 2 and information use

  • Health information management and related concepts
  • Different kind of data needed by health planners and decision-makers
  • Sources of data
  • The legal and ethical requirement
  • Benefits of using DHIS2
  • Organizational units
  • Information cycle
  1. Exercise: List the information systems that the health system uses

Module 2

The basic use and function of DHIS 2 software

  • Installation of DHIS 2
  • Key terms
  • Components of DHIS2
  • Strategy for getting started
  • Indicators
  • Data element
  • Data sets and data entry forms
  • Data set management
  • Data set categories
  • Adding a new section form
  • Customs forms
  • Scripting in custom forms
  • Data assignment editor
  • Pivot table design
  • Connecting to the DHIS2 database
  • Dealing with large amounts of data
  • My datamart tool
  1. Exercise: Producing pivot tables
  • Data visualization
  • Charts and graphs
  • Charts and dashboards
  1. Exercise: Building charts

Module 3

Data design and Data collection

  • Data set
  • Data set management
  • Data set categories
  • Data entry forms
  • Adding a new section form
  • Customs forms
  • Scripting in custom forms
  • Data assignment editor
  1. Exercise: Data entry

Module 4

GIS maps

  • Introduction to GIS
  • The usefulness of GIS maps
  • Thematic layer
  • Maps consideration
  • Editing and navigation
  1. Exercise: creating maps in DHIS2

Module 5

Data Quality and Validation

  • Measuring data quality
  • Reasons for poor data quality
  • What makes quality data
  • Common data quality check
  • Data validation analysis
  • Validation rules
  • Improving data quality
  1. Exercise: Using DHIS 2 to improve data quality

Module 6

Implementation strategy

  • Data analysis processing
  • Data maintenance and managing changes to the database
  • Meta-data set up
  • Import and export of data
  • Aggregation
  • Preparing reports and other information products

Hands-on Exercise

 

Tailor-made courses 

This training course can also be tailored for your organization. This way, your organization will benefit by: 

  • Using your own datasets and tools during the training.
  • Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on.
  • Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice.
  • Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation.

REQUIREMENTS
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.

 Training venue

The training is residential and will be held at the Livecode Technologies Training Centre in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

 Accommodation

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile Number: +254 725 771 853

Training fee

The course fee is KES 70,000.00 or USD 1,000.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.

Payment

Payment should be transferred to Livecode Technologies account through Kenya Commercial bank on or before the course starting date.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tailor- Made

This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organization. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organization, contact our team through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-18-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-22-2021 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Cut off date 10-14-2021
Individual Price USD 1,100
Location Nairobi, Kenya
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Share this event: