Installation Use and Management of Data Using Open HDS and ODK2

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OpenHDS is an open source Android tablet application that enables community field workers to collect births, deaths, migrations, pregnancies, deliveries, immunization and other pertinent health information. Field workers can collect data "offline" and upload data to the OpenHDS server when they have mobile connectivity. Health program administrators and policy makers can thus have real time access to health and demographic information in the community. The web-enabled, tablet-based OpenHDS application allows users to efficiently select previously registered individuals and launch various OpenDataKit (ODK) forms to collect additional demographic, morbidity, and service delivery information. The mobile application facilitates the collection, through household interviews, of many health events that occur in the community (or outside the formal health system). Even with a relatively small target population, accurate and statistically significant health and demographic rates can be computed when health events are combined with ongoing population demographic information. In addition to computing demographic data, health administrators and researchers are able to assess health system utilization and the burden of disease for a given population over time.

The OpenHDS also maintains a consistent record of significant demographic events that occur to a population in a fixed geographic region and generates up to date registration books. This course focuses on installation, use and management of openHDS. The concepts presented are reinforced with practical exercises at the end of each section. We also provide additional exercises and materials at the end of each module and access to our experts for any further questions.


5 days.

This course is geared towards clinical researchers, investigators, research nurses, study coordinators and all other study staff health records officers.

The training aims at building the capacity of researchers, health record managers and practitioners to monitor, manage and maintain demographic data and health information.


Module 1: Understanding HDS

Introduction and definitions
Standards (according to UN and WHO) and applications
Methodologies, Uses of HDS and Importance of HDS
Case study

Module 2: Installation of the software

Installation of openHDS
Application and use of openHDS
Installation of ODK
Application and use of ODK
Module 3: Connection of HDS and ODK

System design
Improving data collection process
Standardizing direct data collection
How HDS and ODK work hand in hand

Module 4: Connection of ODK Aggregate and ODK Collect

Definitions of ODK Aggregate and ODK Collect
Importance of upgrading different servers

Module 5: Data quality Management

Improving data collection process
Standardizing direct data collection
Database and data warehouses
Consistent and efficient data integration
Well structured, consistent data fields within the EWD(records)
Autonomy and data architects
Improved analysis through the use of Metadata

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

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.


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 westalnds, 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 is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Training fee

The course fee is KES 70,000.00 or USD 1000.00 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 should be transferred to Livecode Technologies account through bank on or before the course starting date.

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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 05-25-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 05-29-2020 5:00 pm
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Individual Price USD 1,000
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