🌟 AI Generated summaries for each #DAC2024 session (Day 2) - Wiki

A wiki topic for each day in the dac2024 has been created with AI generated summaries for each session, these summaries are ordered in the same sequence as in the agenda.

Please note that, although these have been generated by the latest GPT module, it is possible that they contain errors; therefore, this post has been made as a wiki so that necessary modifications can be made by other community members especially speakers.

Thank you! :rose:

:placard: AI Generated summaries for #DAC2024 sessions Day 1

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Plenary Sessions:

DHIS2 Quiz (Interactive Kahoot Game) 🎮

DHIS2 Quiz (Interactive Kahoot Game) :video_game:

The session includes an engaging Kahoot game to test participants’ knowledge about DHIS2 and the conference topics. This interactive segment adds a fun and competitive element to the session, encouraging active participation. You can see the questions and their answers in the video recording.

Country Stories: South Sudan, Ethiopia & Chile 🌍

Country Stories: South Sudan, Ethiopia & Chile :earth_africa:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session opens with a warm welcome to all attendees. The focus is on sharing inspiring country stories from South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Chile, showcasing how DHIS2 is being utilized to address various public health challenges.

Session Overview :date:

Inspiring Country Stories :star2:

The speaker introduces the session, emphasizing the importance of learning from real-world applications of DHIS2 in different countries. The aim is to share best practices, challenges, and successes.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: South Sudan’s Public Health Initiatives :hospital:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The first presentation highlights the innovative use of DHIS2 in South Sudan. The speaker discusses various public health initiatives that leverage DHIS2 to improve health outcomes, manage resources effectively, and support decision-making processes.

Key Achievements:

  • Implementation of DHIS2 for disease surveillance and response.
  • Integration of DHIS2 with other health information systems.
  • Enhanced data collection and reporting processes.

Presentation 2: Ethiopia’s Multi-Sectoral Health Programs :globe_with_meridians:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The second presentation focuses on Ethiopia’s multi-sectoral approach to health programs using DHIS2. The speaker shares insights into how DHIS2 has been instrumental in coordinating efforts across different sectors to improve public health.

Key Achievements:

  • Use of DHIS2 for nutrition monitoring and improvement.
  • Successful integration of DHIS2 in maternal and child health programs.
  • Collaboration with various stakeholders to enhance health data quality and utilization.

Presentation 3: Chile’s Digital Health Transformation :bar_chart:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The third presentation showcases Chile’s digital health transformation journey with DHIS2. The speaker discusses the strategic implementation of DHIS2 to streamline health services, improve data management, and support national health policies.

Key Achievements:

  • Digitalization of health records and data integration.
  • Use of DHIS2 for real-time health monitoring and reporting.
  • Development of user-friendly health applications to engage the public.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and gain deeper insights into the country stories. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

Parallel sessions:

Integrated Analysis Triangulation 🔍

Integrated Analysis Triangulation :mag:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session begins with a warm welcome to all attendees. The speaker introduces the topic of integrated analysis triangulation, emphasizing its importance in enhancing data accuracy and decision-making processes.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Integrated Analysis and Triangulation :bar_chart:

The speaker outlines the session’s agenda, focusing on the methodologies and benefits of integrated analysis and triangulation in the context of DHIS2. The aim is to provide participants with practical insights and tools for effective data integration.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Introduction to Triangulation Methodology :speaking_head:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The first presentation provides an overview of the triangulation methodology. The speaker explains the concept of triangulation and its application in public health data analysis, highlighting the importance of combining multiple data sources to enhance reliability and validity.

Presentation 2: Practical Applications of Triangulation :globe_with_meridians:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The second presentation focuses on practical applications of triangulation using DHIS2. The speaker shares case studies and examples from various countries, demonstrating how integrated analysis triangulation has been used to improve health outcomes and inform policy decisions.

Key Examples:

  • Combining health facility data with community health surveys.
  • Integrating disease surveillance data with environmental and demographic information.
  • Using triangulation to identify gaps in health service delivery and target interventions effectively.

Presentation 3: Tools and Techniques for Integrated Analysis :hammer_and_wrench:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The third presentation delves into the tools and techniques available for conducting integrated analysis and triangulation in DHIS2. The speaker provides a detailed walkthrough of the analytical tools, data visualization options, and best practices for ensuring accurate and meaningful data integration.

Presentation 4: Challenges and Solutions in Data Triangulation :rocket:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The final presentation addresses the challenges commonly encountered in data triangulation and offers practical solutions. The speaker discusses issues such as data quality, interoperability, and the need for capacity building, providing actionable recommendations for overcoming these challenges.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and gain deeper insights into integrated analysis triangulation. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

DHIS2, Chat Bots & Social Media Platform 🤖

DHIS2, Chat Bots & Social Media Platform :robot:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session begins with a warm welcome to all attendees. The speaker introduces the exciting topic of integrating DHIS2 with chat bots and social media platforms, emphasizing the potential for enhanced user engagement and data collection.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Digital Innovation and Engagement :globe_with_meridians:

The speaker outlines the session’s agenda, highlighting the importance of digital innovation in public health. The focus is on how chat bots and social media platforms can be leveraged to improve DHIS2 functionalities and reach.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Introduction to Chat Bots and DHIS2 :speaking_head:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The first presentation provides an overview of chat bots and their integration with DHIS2. The speaker explains how chat bots can automate interactions, provide instant responses, and streamline data collection processes.

Presentation 2: Case Study - Chat Bot Implementation in [Country] :earth_africa:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The second presentation shares a case study of chat bot implementation in a specific country. The speaker discusses the development and deployment process, challenges faced, and the positive outcomes achieved through the integration of chat bots with DHIS2.

Key Outcomes:

  • Increased user engagement and data submission rates.
  • Improved accessibility for users in remote areas.
  • Enhanced real-time data collection and analysis.

Presentation 3: Leveraging Social Media Platforms :iphone:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The third presentation explores the integration of DHIS2 with social media platforms. The speaker highlights the potential of social media to reach a broader audience, facilitate health communication, and gather valuable public health data.

Presentation 4: Tools and Techniques for Integration :hammer_and_wrench:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The fourth presentation delves into the technical aspects of integrating chat bots and social media platforms with DHIS2. The speaker provides a detailed walkthrough of the tools, APIs, and best practices for successful integration.

Presentation 5: Future Directions and Innovations :rocket:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The final presentation looks at future directions and innovations in the field of digital health. The speaker discusses upcoming trends and technologies that could further enhance the integration of DHIS2 with digital communication tools.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and gain deeper insights into the integration of chat bots and social media platforms with DHIS2. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

Managing Complex DHIS2 Environments 🌐

Managing Complex DHIS2 Environments :globe_with_meridians:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session begins with a warm welcome to all attendees. The focus is on managing complex DHIS2 environments, particularly large-scale systems, environments with multiple related DHIS2 implementations, and systems that have evolved over time with increasingly complex configurations.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Complexity Management :hammer_and_wrench:

The discussion starts by highlighting traditional methods of setting up DHIS2 systems, which often involve manual installations on a single machine without proper monitoring. This approach becomes problematic as systems grow or multiple systems are maintained, leading to significant security vulnerabilities in systems with large user bases containing sensitive information.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Infrastructure Management :speaking_head:

Speaker: Tito, Server Admin Support Expert

Tito presents strategies to avoid creating “works of art” and instead focus on automated, reproducible setups. He emphasizes the need for disaster recovery plans, quick instance setups, and proper backup strategies to prevent catastrophic data losses, especially for systems handling clinical or vaccination data.

Key Points:

  • Importance of automated and standardized implementations.
  • Need for automated nightly backups and streaming backups with PostgreSQL to ensure zero data loss.
  • Comparisons of monitoring tools like Munin (for simplicity) and Zabbix (for extensive capabilities).

Presentation 2: Data Management Strategies :bar_chart:

The speaker explains how to handle large volumes of data, ensure data quality, and implement efficient data backup and recovery processes. Real-world examples and case studies illustrate effective data management techniques.

Key Points:

  • Concepts of Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO).
  • Use of object storage solutions like S3 for offsite backups and the importance of encryption for securing backup data.
  • Deployment tools to simplify the setup of complex DHIS2 environments.

Presentation 3: User Support and Training :star2:

The importance of user support and training is addressed. The speaker highlights approaches for continuous support, comprehensive training programs, and fostering a community of practice among users.

Presentation 4: Metadata Management and Governance :rocket:

The focus shifts to metadata management and governance within DHIS2 environments. Standardized naming conventions and grouping strategies for data elements and indicators are emphasized to facilitate easier data analysis and visualization.

Key Points:

  • Challenges of maintaining metadata integrity in large databases.
  • New tools and functionalities in DHIS2 for identifying and resolving metadata issues.
  • Routine metadata reviews and automated integrity checks.

Presentation 5: User Management and SOPs :books:

The need for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for consistent and secure handling of user accounts is discussed. The speaker suggests implementing single sign-on solutions to reduce complexity for end users.

Presentation 6: Change Management and Upgrading DHIS2 Versions :chart_with_upwards_trend:

The video advocates for a structured approach to metadata changes, including tracking issues, specifying requirements, obtaining approvals, and testing changes in development and test environments before applying them to production. It emphasizes the importance of having separate environments for development, testing, and training, and staying current with supported DHIS2 versions.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and gain deeper insights into managing complex DHIS2 environments. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

Designing Software & Implementations with Users in Mind 🖥️

Designing Software & Implementations with Users in Mind :desktop_computer:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session begins with a warm welcome to all attendees. The speaker introduces the topic of designing software and implementations with a user-centered approach, emphasizing the importance of understanding user needs and contexts.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on User-Centered Design :star2:

The speaker outlines the session’s agenda, highlighting key areas such as user research, design thinking, and iterative development. The goal is to share best practices for creating software that meets users’ needs effectively.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Understanding User Needs :speaking_head:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The first presentation focuses on the importance of understanding user needs. The speaker discusses various methods for conducting user research, including interviews, surveys, and observational studies, to gather insights about user behaviors and requirements.

Key Points:

  • Importance of empathy in design.
  • Techniques for effective user research.
  • Examples of user needs translating into software features.

Presentation 2: Design Thinking in Software Development :globe_with_meridians:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The second presentation introduces the concept of design thinking and its application in software development. The speaker explains the stages of design thinking—empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test—and how they can be integrated into the development process.

Key Points:

  • Benefits of a design thinking approach.
  • Steps involved in the design thinking process.
  • Case studies showcasing successful design thinking applications.

Presentation 3: Iterative Development and User Feedback :bar_chart:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The third presentation emphasizes the importance of iterative development and incorporating user feedback. The speaker shares strategies for continuously testing and refining software based on user input to ensure it remains aligned with user needs.

Key Points:

  • Agile methodologies and iterative development.
  • Techniques for gathering and integrating user feedback.
  • Examples of iterative improvements based on user feedback.

Presentation 4: Case Studies in User-Centered Design :rocket:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The fourth presentation showcases case studies of successful user-centered design in DHIS2 implementations. The speaker highlights specific projects where understanding and addressing user needs led to more effective and widely adopted software solutions.

Key Points:

  • Real-world examples of user-centered design.
  • Impact of user-centered design on software adoption and effectiveness.
  • Lessons learned from user-centered design projects.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and gain deeper insights into user-centered design and implementation. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

# Good Tracker Design Principles 🖥️

Good Tracker Design Principles :desktop_computer:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session, led by Yuri from the core team at HIS UIO, focuses on discussing the best practices and principles for designing effective DHIS2 trackers. Yuri shares insights and experiences from his work on tracker implementations and metadata toolkits, emphasizing the importance of thoughtful program structure and stage design.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Effective Tracker Design :star2:

The primary objective is to delve into the fundamental principles of good tracker design, using examples and experiences from various Health Information Systems Programs (HISPs) to illustrate these points. The session covers various use cases for DHIS2 tracker programs, including patient registries, surveillance programs, program monitoring and evaluation, case management, health service delivery, surveys, supply chains, logistics, outbreak responses, and community health programs.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Understanding User Requirements :speaking_head:

Yuri begins by sharing his initial experience with tracker design, using an anecdote about tracking coffee consumption and happiness levels among his colleagues. This serves as an introduction to the importance of program structure and stage design in trackers, impacting their functionality and effectiveness.

Key Points:

  • Importance of thoughtful program structure and stage design.
  • Understanding the specific needs of tracker programs.
  • Engaging stakeholders from health workers to policymakers.

Presentation 2: Key Principles of Tracker Design :globe_with_meridians:

Yuri categorizes the key principles of tracker design into several focus areas: assessment and stakeholder engagement, user-centric design, data quality, flexibility and scalability, data security and privacy, integration, performance, data monitoring and analysis, usability testing, and sustainability.

Key Points:

  • Conducting thorough assessments and engaging stakeholders.
  • Creating simple and intuitive interfaces and workflows.
  • Ensuring data quality, flexibility, and scalability.

Presentation 3: Real-World Examples :bar_chart:

The session includes examples from various HISPs to illustrate these principles. Adnan Basher from HIS Pakistan discusses the implementation of a WHO TB tracker package, emphasizing the importance of understanding the country context. Muhammad from HIS MENA highlights the need for clear requirements and storytelling to understand data workflows and service delivery.

Key Points:

  • Adapting tracker packages to fit local workflows.
  • Design considerations for user acceptance.
  • Creating flexible and scalable trackers for different use cases.

Presentation 4: Data Quality and Security :rocket:

The importance of data quality is discussed, with examples from HIS Ethiopia on the impact of design choices. Flexibility and scalability are emphasized, along with data security and privacy, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations.

Key Points:

  • Continuous adaptation to ensure accurate data capture.
  • Handling increasing data volumes without compromising performance.
  • Secure handling of sensitive data.

Presentation 5: Integration and Performance Optimization :books:

Integration with other systems is another key topic, with experiences shared by Muhammad from HIS MENA and Pamod from HIS Sri Lanka. Performance optimization strategies are discussed, particularly for managing server load and efficient data processing.

Key Points:

  • Defining clear use cases for integration.
  • Ensuring data quality during data exchanges.
  • Strategies for performance optimization in program indicators.

Presentation 6: Usability Testing and Sustainability :chart_with_upwards_trend:

Yuri emphasizes the need for continuous user engagement and feedback to improve the tracker. The importance of planning for future growth and scalability to accommodate changing needs and requirements is also highlighted.

Key Points:

  • Continuous user engagement and feedback.
  • Planning for future growth and scalability.
  • Ensuring long-term success and sustainability.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and gain deeper insights into good tracker design principles. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

DHIS2 dans le monde francophone 🌍

DHIS2 dans le monde francophone :earth_africa:

Accueil et Introduction :wave: (Welcome and Introduction)

La session commence par un accueil chaleureux à tous les participants. La session est retransmise en ligne, permettant à des participants de se joindre à distance. Le modérateur présente les trois présentations prévues pour la session.

The session starts with a warm welcome to all participants. It is broadcast online, allowing remote participants to join. The moderator introduces the three scheduled presentations.

Présentation 1 : Numérisation des Données Sanitaires au Tchad :hospital: (Digitization of Health Data in Chad)

Intervenants : Dr. Narass Baidou, Mme Latifa Bachar Alkatib, Dr. Dema Condido

Les intervenants du ministère de la Santé du Tchad partagent leur parcours dans la numérisation des données sanitaires avec DHIS2. Ils expliquent comment le système de santé du Tchad, organisé en pyramide sanitaire avec trois niveaux, a adopté DHIS2 pour améliorer la collecte et l’analyse des données.

Speakers from the Ministry of Health of Chad share their journey in digitizing health data with DHIS2. They explain how Chad’s health system, organized in a three-tier pyramid, adopted DHIS2 to improve data collection and analysis.

Points clés :

  • Adoption de DHIS2 en 2019 et déploiement officiel en 2023.
  • Utilisation de DHIS2 pour la collecte de données agrégées et le suivi des campagnes de vaccination.
  • Amélioration de la qualité des données et de la planification des activités de santé.

Key Points:

  • Adoption of DHIS2 in 2019 and official launch in 2023.
  • Use of DHIS2 for aggregated data collection and monitoring vaccination campaigns.
  • Improvement in data quality and health activity planning.

Présentation 2 : Intégration des Données de Santé Animale en RDC :globe_with_meridians: (Integration of Animal Health Data in DRC)

Intervenant : M. Patieto de HISISP DRC

M. Patieto présente l’intégration des données de santé animale dans DHIS2 pour la surveillance des zoonoses et l’élaboration de tableaux de bord “One Health” en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Il explique les étapes de l’adoption de DHIS2 pour la santé humaine et animale et les défis rencontrés.

Mr. Patieto presents the integration of animal health data into DHIS2 for zoonotic disease surveillance and the development of “One Health” dashboards in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He explains the steps of adopting DHIS2 for human and animal health and the challenges encountered.

Points clés :

  • Adoption de DHIS2 en 2015 pour la santé humaine et extension à la santé animale.
  • Développement de formulaires de notification et de suivi des cas de morsures d’animaux.
  • Importance de l’interopérabilité entre les systèmes de surveillance humaine et animale.

Key Points:

  • Adoption of DHIS2 in 2015 for human health and extension to animal health.
  • Development of notification forms and tracking of animal bite cases.
  • Importance of interoperability between human and animal surveillance systems.

Présentation 3 : Impact de la COVID-19 sur les Services de Lutte contre la Tuberculose au Tchad :microbe: (Impact of COVID-19 on Tuberculosis Control Services in Chad)

Intervenant : M. Abdrahman Abdrahim du Ministère de la Santé du Tchad

M. Abdrahman présente en ligne l’impact de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur les services de lutte contre la tuberculose au Tchad. Il détaille les perturbations causées par la pandémie et les mesures prises pour améliorer la planification et la surveillance des services de santé.

Mr. Abdrahman presents online the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tuberculosis control services in Chad. He details the disruptions caused by the pandemic and the measures taken to improve the planning and monitoring of health services.

Points clés :

  • Collecte et analyse des données de tuberculose pendant la pandémie.
  • Mise en place d’un système d’alerte précoce et de planification améliorée.
  • Résultats des efforts de vaccination et de traitement pendant la pandémie.

Key Points:

  • Collection and analysis of tuberculosis data during the pandemic.
  • Implementation of an early warning and improved planning system.
  • Results of vaccination and treatment efforts during the pandemic.

Conclusion et Q&R :microphone: (Conclusion and Q&A)

La session se termine par une séance de questions-réponses interactive, permettant aux participants de poser des questions aux intervenants et de discuter des présentations. Cette portion interactive favorise le partage des connaissances et la collaboration entre les participants.

The session concludes with an interactive Q&A session, allowing participants to ask questions to the speakers and discuss the presentations. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

Evaluation & Impact 📊

Evaluation & Impact :bar_chart:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session opens with a warm welcome to all attendees. The focus is on evaluating the impact of DHIS2 implementations, discussing different frameworks and methodologies to assess the effectiveness of these systems.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Evaluation and Impact Assessment :star2:

The speaker introduces the need for evaluation and impact assessment to advocate for resources, training, and further investments. The goal is to understand the outcomes of DHIS2 implementations and their influence on public health systems.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Evaluation Frameworks and Methodologies :speaking_head:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name]

The first presentation discusses various frameworks and methodologies for evaluating DHIS2 implementations, such as the theory of change and the Health Information Impact Framework. These tools help measure the effectiveness of implementations and their contributions to achieving health goals.

Key Points:

  • Importance of monitoring outputs and immediate results.
  • Use of frameworks like the theory of change to structure evaluations.
  • The necessity of proving impact to advocate for further resources.

Presentation 2: Case Studies on DHIS2 Evaluation :globe_with_meridians:

Speaker: Patrick Omel from HISP Uganda

Patrick shares insights from midterm assessments of immunization dashboards in Uganda, comparing baseline and midterm results. The focus is on user perceptions and the effectiveness of tailored dashboards in meeting their needs.

Key Points:

  • Participatory approach to redesigning dashboards.
  • Improvements in user perceptions and engagement with the dashboard.
  • Challenges such as internet access, data quality, and system performance.

Presentation 3: Integration of Line Listing for HIV Treatment in Liberia :hospital:

Speaker: Kumar [Last Name] from FHI 360

Kumar presents the success of using a line listing app in Liberia to improve HIV treatment adherence. The app helps track patients and ensures they follow prescribed treatments, showing significant improvements in retention and viral load suppression rates.

Key Points:

  • Implementation of the line listing app in 26 health facilities.
  • Success in reducing loss to follow-up and improving viral load coverage.
  • Plans for national scale-up and further training.

Presentation 4: Triangulation Dashboards in Rwanda :rocket:

Speaker: Blaze Maf [Full Name] from HIS Rwanda

Blaze discusses the implementation of triangulation dashboards in Rwanda, integrating data from various sources to improve surveillance and immunization programs. The focus is on overcoming technical challenges and ensuring data quality.

Key Points:

  • Integration of multiple data sources for comprehensive monitoring.
  • Regular assessments and capacity building to ensure effective use.
  • Challenges such as data heterogeneity and staff turnover.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with an interactive Q&A segment, allowing participants to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and discuss the presentations. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

Analytics (Web & Android) 📊

Analytics (Web & Android) :bar_chart:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session begins with a warm welcome to all participants. The focus is on providing a comprehensive overview of the latest analytics functionalities on both web and Android platforms, highlighting the importance of feature parity and usability for end users.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Analytics Functionalities :star2:

The speakers, Nancy and Scott, discuss the latest and greatest features in DHIS2 analytics, emphasizing the goal of making these functionalities available on both web and Android platforms to support decentralized data use and decision-making.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Overview of Web and Android Analytics :speaking_head:

The session highlights the functionalities available on the web and their replication on Android. The emphasis is on ensuring that users, such as facility managers and outreach workers, can perform both data entry and analysis using the same device.

Key Points:

  • Highlighting the functionalities on the web and Android.
  • Demonstrating the creation of analytics on the web and their usage on Android.
  • Addressing feature gaps between web and Android platforms.

Presentation 2: Latest Functionalities and Demonstrations :globe_with_meridians:

The presentation includes a demonstration of the latest analytics features, including:

  • Maps App: Utilizing the Maps app with integration from Google Earth Engine to pull in data sets from various sources like WorldPop, NASA, and Facebook.
  • Data Visualizer App: Showcasing new data quality analysis features such as scatter plots for outlier detection and the use of new chart types like single value charts with legends for improved dashboard aesthetics.

Key Points:

  • Population data integration using WorldPop and catchment areas generated by Crosscut.
  • Building and using custom calculations in the Data Visualizer app.
  • Enhancements in line listing apps for cross-program analysis.

Presentation 3: Android Analytics and Data Entry Support :iphone:

Nancy discusses the use of analytics on Android devices, focusing on how these tools support data entry and decision-making at the lowest levels of the health system. She demonstrates the configuration of visualizations using the Android settings web app and showcases various chart types supported on Android.

Key Points:

  • Configuration and usage of data visualizer and line listing charts on Android.
  • Grouping charts and applying filters within the Android app.
  • Practical examples of how Android analytics aid in daily data entry tasks.

Presentation 4: Addressing User Feedback and Adoption :rocket:

The session emphasizes the importance of user feedback in improving analytics functionalities. The speakers discuss ongoing efforts to create transition kits and user feedback mechanisms to enhance the adoption of new features.

Key Points:

  • User feedback is crucial for continuous improvement.
  • Transition kits and demo setups to facilitate the adoption of new functionalities.
  • Encouraging immediate feedback to improve the development cycle.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with an interactive Q&A segment, allowing participants to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and discuss the presentations. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

Creating Economic Opportunities in LMICs 🌍

Creating Economic Opportunities in LMICs :earth_africa:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

Adam Ki from HIS Western Central Africa opens the session with a warm welcome. He explains the focus on creating economic opportunities with DHIS2, highlighting transformative impacts and career paths within the DHIS2 ecosystem.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Economic Development :star2:

Adam outlines the session’s agenda, emphasizing the historical context of HMIS before DHIS2, the transformative impact of DHIS2, career paths, business opportunities, and specific cases from HIS groups.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Pre-DHIS2 Era and Transformative Impact :speaking_head:

Adam describes the challenges faced in the pre-DHIS2 era, where HMIS was seen as a punishment, lacking connected systems, and was demoralizing for workers. He contrasts this with the DHIS2 era, which brought a sense of community, connectedness, and professional upliftment.

Key Points:

  • Pre-DHIS2 era: isolation, manual data entry, lack of motivation.
  • DHIS2 era: community connection, professional development, and global engagement.
  • Capacity building beyond technical aspects, including data analysis, governance, and more.

Presentation 2: Career Paths and Business Opportunities :globe_with_meridians:

Adam discusses the creation of new roles and career advancement opportunities through DHIS2. He highlights the demand for DHIS2 skills in the job market and the potential for individuals to become consultants, develop apps, and contribute to global health initiatives.

Key Points:

  • New job opportunities: data entry, district data managers, HMIS officers.
  • Professional growth: many former HMIS officers have become directors.
  • High demand for DHIS2 skills in various sectors and countries.

Presentation 3: Specific Case of HIS Groups :bar_chart:

Adam explains the role of HIS groups, which can be for-profit or non-profit organizations, in providing support to governments and creating economic opportunities. He shares examples of HIS groups’ contributions to job creation, project funding, and economic growth.

Key Points:

  • HIS groups provide training, support, and integration services.
  • Creation of job opportunities through DHIS2 academies and projects.
  • HIS groups’ involvement in various sectors: health, education, agriculture, climate, and more.

Presentation 4: Challenges and Sustainability :rocket:

Adam addresses the challenges HIS groups face, including balancing resources and work, maintaining neutrality, and ensuring sustainability. He emphasizes the commitment to development and the importance of pro bono work to support government systems.

Key Points:

  • Balancing resource constraints with the need for technical assistance.
  • Importance of commitment to sustainable development.
  • Ongoing efforts to formalize the process of becoming an HIS group.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with an interactive Q&A segment, allowing participants to ask questions and share experiences. Discussions include the relationship between HIS groups and the community of practice, strategies for starting HIS groups in new countries, and the sustainability of HIS group operations.

Key Questions:

  • Relationship and independence of HIS groups.
  • Starting HIS groups in countries without existing ones.
  • Balancing financial sustainability with development goals.
Novel and Cutting Edge Analytics Use-Cases 📊

Novel and Cutting Edge Analytics Use-Cases :bar_chart:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session begins with a warm welcome to all participants. The focus is on exploring innovative and advanced analytics use-cases that push the boundaries of how DHIS2 is used. The session highlights extensions and new complementary services that enhance DHIS2’s capabilities.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Advanced Analytics :star2:

The speakers introduce the session, emphasizing the importance of extensibility and integration with complementary platforms to meet diverse and complex use cases. They outline the agenda and the order of presentations, featuring experts from various organizations.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Enhancing Data Use with DHIS2 Analytics :speaking_head:

Speaker: Carlos Alonso from Solid Lines

Carlos discusses the DHIS2 usage analytics approach, focusing on a data warehouse model to understand data usage in DHIS2. He explains the current situation, challenges, and envisioned solutions to improve data-driven decision-making.

Key Points:

  • Importance of understanding how users navigate and use DHIS2 visualizations.
  • Envisioning a comprehensive analytics data platform.
  • Integration of system logs and external data sources for enhanced analytics.

Presentation 2: Outcome Harvesting with DHIS2 :globe_with_meridians:

Speaker: Jessica from Frontline AIDS

Jessica presents how Frontline AIDS uses DHIS2 for capturing and analyzing qualitative outcomes through a methodology called outcome harvesting. She highlights the significance of tracking social actors’ behavior changes influenced by their work.

Key Points:

  • Use of DHIS2 for qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Development of an event program called the Outcome Journal.
  • Benefits and limitations of using DHIS2 for outcome harvesting.

Presentation 3: Integrated Analytics Solutions :rocket:

Speaker: Lars from Bio Systems

Lars introduces integrated analytics solutions, focusing on interoperability and data integration. He explains how different data sources are combined to create comprehensive analytics solutions that extend DHIS2’s capabilities.

Key Points:

  • Integration of various data sources, including DHIS2, Kobo Toolbox, and more.
  • Use of data lakes and data warehouses for efficient data management.
  • Real-time data integration and analysis using advanced tools like Superset.

Presentation 4: GIS Integration with DHIS2 :world_map:

Speakers: Valerie and Lance from Esri

Valerie and Lance present the interoperability between DHIS2 and Esri’s ArcGIS platform. They demonstrate how GIS tools enhance DHIS2’s mapping and analytics capabilities, providing a comprehensive spatial analysis.

Key Points:

  • Live integration of DHIS2 data into ArcGIS for advanced spatial analysis.
  • Use of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro for creating detailed visualizations.
  • Examples of suitability analysis for healthcare coverage and service accessibility.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with an interactive Q&A segment, allowing participants to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and discuss the presentations. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

DHIS2 En América Latina 🌍

DHIS2 En América Latina :earth_africa:

Bienvenida e Introducción :wave: (Welcome and Introduction)

La sesión comienza con una cálida bienvenida a todos los participantes. Se destaca que la comunidad de América Latina es una de las emergentes para DHIS2, expandiéndose recientemente en ministerios de salud, ONG y otros ministerios.

The session starts with a warm welcome to all participants. It is highlighted that the Latin American community is an emerging one for DHIS2, recently expanding in health ministries, NGOs, and other ministries.

Presentaciones :date: (Presentations)

Presentación 1: Chile - Implementación y Avances :speaking_head: (Chile - Implementation and Advances)

Interveniente: Mónica Serrano

Mónica Serrano del Ministerio de Salud de Chile presenta sobre la implementación de DHIS2 en Chile. Comparte los logros alcanzados, como la creación de programas de registro de cáncer infantil y COVID-19, y la migración a una modalidad Cloud con apoyo de Google.

Mónica Serrano from the Ministry of Health of Chile presents the implementation of DHIS2 in Chile. She shares achievements such as creating cancer and COVID-19 registration programs and migrating to a Cloud mode with Google’s support.

Puntos Clave:

  • Desarrollo de programas de registro de cáncer infantil y tratamiento de COVID-19.
  • Migración a la modalidad Cloud con apoyo de Google.
  • Implementación de un sistema de vigilancia de eventos ambientales y de salud pública.

Key Points:

  • Development of cancer registration and COVID-19 treatment programs.
  • Migration to Cloud mode with Google’s support.
  • Implementation of a surveillance system for environmental and public health events.

Presentación 2: Venezuela - Gestión de Información de Malaria :globe_with_meridians: (Venezuela - Malaria Information Management)

Interveniente: Brenda García

Brenda García del Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud de Venezuela presenta la adaptación de DHIS2 para la gestión de información de malaria. Explica la necesidad de disponer de campos completos de variables y la consolidación de datos para una toma de decisiones oportuna.

Brenda García from the Ministry of Popular Power for Health of Venezuela presents the adaptation of DHIS2 for malaria information management. She explains the need for complete variable fields and data consolidation for timely decision-making.

Puntos Clave:

  • Adaptación de DHIS2 para gestionar información de malaria.
  • Necesidad de datos validados y legibles.
  • Consolidación de datos para decisiones oportunas en salud pública.

Key Points:

  • Adaptation of DHIS2 for malaria information management.
  • Need for validated and readable data.
  • Data consolidation for timely public health decisions.

Presentación 3: Ecuador - Optimización del Registro de Vacunación :bar_chart: (Ecuador - Optimization of Vaccination Registration)

Interveniente: Carlos Román

Carlos Román del Ministerio de Salud Pública de Ecuador presenta sobre la optimización del registro nominal de campañas de vacunación con DHIS2. Describe los desafíos técnicos y las soluciones adoptadas para mejorar el rendimiento y la gestión de datos.

Carlos Román from the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador presents on optimizing nominal registration of vaccination campaigns with DHIS2. He describes technical challenges and solutions adopted to improve performance and data management.

Puntos Clave:

  • Optimización del registro de campañas de vacunación.
  • Soluciones técnicas para mejorar el rendimiento del sistema.
  • Desafíos en la integración con otros sistemas de información.

Key Points:

  • Optimization of vaccination campaign registration.
  • Technical solutions to improve system performance.
  • Challenges in integrating with other information systems.

Presentación 4: Paraguay - Modernización del Sistema de Vigilancia de Enfermedades Prevenibles :globe_with_meridians: (Paraguay - Modernization of the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surveillance System)

Intervenientes: Cristian Atavillos y Susana Bobadilla

Cristian Atavillos de la OPS y Susana Bobadilla del Programa Ampliado de Inmunizaciones de Paraguay presentan sobre la modernización del sistema de vigilancia de enfermedades prevenibles por vacunación en Paraguay usando DHIS2.

Cristian Atavillos from PAHO and Susana Bobadilla from the Expanded Immunization Program of Paraguay present on the modernization of the vaccine-preventable diseases surveillance system in Paraguay using DHIS2.

Puntos Clave:

  • Implementación de DHIS2 para la vigilancia de enfermedades prevenibles.
  • Capacitación y despliegue del sistema en Paraguay.
  • Resultados y lecciones aprendidas de la implementación.

Key Points:

  • Implementation of DHIS2 for vaccine-preventable disease surveillance.
  • Training and deployment of the system in Paraguay.
  • Results and lessons learned from the implementation.

Conclusión y Preguntas y Respuestas :microphone: (Conclusion and Q&A)

La sesión concluye con una sesión de preguntas y respuestas interactiva, permitiendo a los participantes hacer preguntas a los ponentes y discutir las presentaciones. Esta parte interactiva fomenta el intercambio de conocimientos y la colaboración entre los participantes.

The session concludes with an interactive Q&A session, allowing participants to ask questions to the speakers and discuss the presentations. This interactive portion fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration among participants.

Large Scale Tracker Systems 📊

Large Scale Tracker Systems :bar_chart:

Welcome and Introduction :wave:

The session opens with a brief introduction by the moderator, emphasizing the goal of sharing experiences and lessons learned from scaling DHIS2 tracker systems. The session aims to foster interaction and discussion among participants.

The session begins with an introduction, highlighting the goal of sharing experiences and lessons learned from scaling DHIS2 tracker systems.

Session Overview :date:

Focus on Scaling DHIS2 Trackers :star2:

The session focuses on successful implementations of DHIS2 tracker systems at a large scale, discussing challenges, strategies, and best practices. The presentations cover various countries and use cases, providing a comprehensive view of the subject.

Presentations :hammer_and_wrench:

Presentation 1: Enhancing Immunization Services in Ghana :speaking_head:

Speakers: Gideon and Kwami, Ghana Health Service

Gideon and Kwami present their work on enhancing a DHIS2-based tracker for immunization services in Ghana. They discuss the importance of aligning with government standards and involving key stakeholders.

Key Points:

  • Alignment with government and adoption of the WHO Smart Guidelines.
  • Focus on stock management, adverse event reporting, and cold chain storage.
  • Training over 7,000 health workers and managing 300,000 clients across eight regions.

Key Points:

  • Alignment with government standards and WHO guidelines.
  • Enhancements in stock management, adverse event reporting, and cold chain storage.
  • Training of health workers and managing a large client base.

Presentation 2: Tuberculosis Tracker System in Pakistan :globe_with_meridians:

Speaker: [Speaker’s Name], Ministry of National Health Services, Pakistan

The speaker discusses the implementation of a large-scale tuberculosis tracker system in Pakistan. They highlight the data management, logistics, and human resource challenges faced and overcome.

Key Points:

  • Data management: Handling large volumes of data from various diagnostic methods.
  • System integration: Incorporating multiple existing systems into DHIS2.
  • Human resources: Training and managing a large workforce to ensure system reliability.

Key Points:

  • Managing large data volumes and integrating existing systems.
  • Training and managing human resources to ensure system effectiveness.

Presentation 3: Private Sector TB Tracker in Pakistan :bar_chart:

Speaker: Azer, Mercy Corps, Pakistan

Azer presents the implementation of a TB tracker system in the private sector in Pakistan. The focus is on the unique challenges and strategies for managing data from general practitioners and large hospitals.

Key Points:

  • Collaboration with the private sector for comprehensive TB tracking.
  • Real-time notifications and follow-up mechanisms.
  • Challenges in user management, data entry, and system integration.

Key Points:

  • Collaboration with private sector health facilities.
  • Real-time data management and follow-up systems.
  • Addressing user management and data integration challenges.

Presentation 4: HIV Tracker Systems in Multiple Countries :rocket:

Speaker: Kayla Stanitz, FHI 360

Kayla discusses the evaluation of DHIS2 tracker systems in an HIV project across multiple countries. She highlights the time required to scale up systems and the challenges faced in achieving full utilization.

Key Points:

  • Analysis of scaling up DHIS2 tracker systems in 15 countries.
  • Time to achieve full utilization: On average, 7.6 months.
  • Challenges: System downtime, user support, and stakeholder expectations.

Key Points:

  • Scaling up DHIS2 tracker systems across multiple countries.
  • Average time to reach full utilization.
  • Addressing challenges in system deployment and user support.

Conclusion and Q&A :microphone:

The session concludes with an interactive Q&A segment, allowing participants to engage with the speakers, ask questions, and discuss the presentations. Key topics include the integration of vertical programs, unique patient identifiers, and strategies for ensuring system sustainability.

Key Questions:

  • Integration of vertical programs into national systems.
  • Handling unique patient identifiers in immunization systems.
  • Ensuring system sustainability and addressing user management challenges.

The session concludes with an interactive Q&A, covering integration of vertical programs, unique identifiers, and system sustainability.

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