DHIS2 Annual Conference: Session on Data Use in Practice: Sharing Stories

This session starting today Monday, 21 June, at 15:00 (CEST) will focus on how people are using data in the health and education sectors in the Philippines, Uganda and Tanzania. The discussion will focus on the processes and innovations around how this was achieved.

The three presentations are:

  • DHIS2 for Education Ugandan Data Use Cases Presented by Monica Grace Amuha
  • Using DHIS2 to Support learning on Family Planning presented by Fhebie Jevalyn Dioayan and Adam Preston
  • DHIS2 for Health in Tanzania presented by Wilfred Senyoni

The presentation from Uganda will share different data use cases at both the district and national level of the DHIS2 for Education implementation in Uganda. It demonstrates how the education teams have been able to harness the capabilities of DHIS2 to manage and use their data for informed decision making.

You can post your questions ahead of, during, or after the session. Our speakers will check this thread for questions, and select some for responding to in the session, or follow up after the session has ended. Feel free to respond to other questions or add to them if you have something to follow up with.


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Nice story … like the idea of education and health using the same platform and training each other … Excellent basis for collaboration


Great session!

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Questions during the presentations:

From @osborn:
J.K. Osborn in DRC, with your experience in these two ministries (Health and Education), have you noticed any significant differences? If so, could you share some of them ?

From @alizawaxman:
what has your experience been with e-learning / data use modules at the national and district level?

From @Kamara:
What was the greatest challenge in the national scale-up efforts?

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Thanks, Osborn for your question. Both being government agencies, you still have to go through the same protocols and procedures to get buy-in from either ministry. What is key is to identify and work with the relevant departments as well as key central level staff to advocate and promote buy-in of the innovations.
The Ministry of Health has also been using DHIS2 for health data management for the last 10 years and as such are more aware of the DHIS2 capabilities and functionalities that have improved health data management while the Ministry of Education has had challenges in implementing a robust EMIS system for quite some time now.

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The greatest challenge in the national scale-up efforts for DHIS2 for Education in Uganda has been Partner engagement and support towards scale. Most partners have previously supported efforts towards development of robust EMIS solutions in Uganda, however some of these solutions where not feasible while others are still in development. These experiences limits partner support, however with continuous sharing of data use cases from the implementation districts, we have seen more partners coming on board.

I think we can also look at the existing resources both human and infrastructure (internet, computers) at the district & school level. In Uganda the health department has definately alot more funding compared to education, there is also ahealth data management designated staff at district (Biostatistician ) who is not available for the education department. Though we are greatly advocating for this position.
Then also, I think in Uganda although we have less routine reporting in education compared to the health sector, the number of learning institutions is way higher compared to health facilities with most of these institutions especially primary and secondary level being private owned which brings up challenges in enforcing reporting.

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Hi Community
in morocco there is a digitalization project of the shared electronic patient file, this project must track the patient from the health center to the hospital. is there any experience using DHIS2 instance?
Thank you.

The recording of this session is now available in the conference videos playlist on the DHIS2 YouTube channel:

Thank you