Do you want a Wordpress Web Portal?

As you may know, creating a public-facing dashboard page, or web portal, is not easy for non-technical people.

LogicalOutcomes is working with Stephen Ocaya of HISPUganda to create a Wordpress plugin*, that will allow an almost effortless WEB PORTAL! The plugin provide a simple interface within Wordpress, entering DHIS2 credentials, selecting an existing dashboard, and specific charts. With a few clicks, a public-facing DHIS2 dashboard can be made.

When finished, this plugin will be shared for Free with the community.

TWO THINGS >

-Would you use a Wordpress plugin to create DHIS2 web portal? Please comment below. The more people we can hear from, the better!

**-funders who can contribute a few thousand dollars to finish the development. We estimate $10K needed to complete, publish and maintain the plugin.

Let us know what you think!
-Sara Gaudon

*This plugin has been initiated by Catholic Relief Services’ Rapid Response Mechanism in Mali financed by USAID/OFDA.

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Hi @sgaudon,

On behalf of the core analytics development team at UiO, this sounds like a wonderful idea and great initiative for the community to support. We are really interested to hear what the community has to say about this, and we really hope that you are able to find the financial support you are requesting because we’re sure this is something that would benefit the entire community!

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This plugin will really ease the access to health data, I looking forward to have this plugin asap, Is there any specific deadline for the development?

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No timeline yet, we hope to secure funds in the coming weeks. Thank you for interest.

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Great idea Sara. My NGO would find this useful to ease our communication efforts with the public and stakeholders. I’m confident several other organizations share this sentiment.

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This is a great idea and will go along way when targeting the public or MoHs especially when there is need to share some interesting findings within an organisations’ DHIS2 instances.

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Brilliant! You might also want to develop a plug in for shiny apps. Shiny dashboards are becoming more popular in health as well. We are using this alot for advanced visualizations. Thanks

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Thanks all for the support! We have connected with HISP South Africa who will offer developer support. Also Catholic Relief Services will contribute 1/3 of the cost. So we’re asking UiO now, for sponsorship. Stay tuned!

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This will be usefull as WordPress is one of the most used CMS, I will be among those will test the beta version of the plugin

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Hello - thanks all for your support on this initiative. LogicalOutcomes will proceed with funding from USAID/OFDA on a basic plugin, with with @stephocay and @carapai
We are still looking for funding from UiO/other sources to add more features and make available widely in the Wordpress plugin library - will keep you posted.

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Hey all! A Quick update - we have initiated work on this Wordpress plugin using funding available from USAID (through project partner Catholic Relief Services). We won’t be too ambitious to start, and we have some volunteer contributions lined up. Scott recommends checking for additional grants to expand the plugin, which is a great idea.
We will share the finished plugin with instruction when ready.