🎉 Happy New Year, DHIS2 Community! (2024)

How fast did 2023 go by with all the energy and amazing community contributions? We’re proud to say that 2023 has been a great year with DHIS2 community members participating, fully demonstrating their interest in contributing to DHIS2 projects and supporting each other. Happy New Year, DHIS2 Community! We’re looking forward to 2024 with even more events, activities, and CoP presence. Here’s the final copmonthly post for 2023 where we tag helpful community members, list the top topics of the month, present you with a DHIS2 Challenge, and share a monthly community map. Thank you for being here! :blue_heart:

Top Topics in the Community for December 2023

We have had a couple of interesting DHIS2 user stories shared during December, here are the top two:

It’s great to say that the End of Year 2023 event posts were received with much celebration and participation. Here’s the follow up post with screenshots from the event: EoY2023 - follow up post

Do you have any questions about Data Quality in DHIS2? Don’t miss out on the first webinar in the year 2024! The post announcement (DHIS2 for Immunization: Webinar on Data Quality Principles and Functionalities) received many views but it’d be great to remind you all that the event will be January 16, 2024. There will also be a French version of the webinar on the same day. Please remember that if you have any questions about Data Quality or related to the event please you’re more than welcome to post your comments or questions in that topic.

Are you ready to work on DHIS2 projects starting from 2024? There was an opportunity announced in the Marketplace in December by an external organization so if anyone is interested in applying: Call for Applications: DHIS2 Database Manager/ Information System Specialist - Action Against Hunger You can also post your CV into the #marketplace if you’re interested in helping people, offering services, or looking for a job. You can also check out the job openings if you’d like to work directly with the DHIS2 team: Careers - DHIS2

Can’t find a specific job but still believe you can greatly contribute to the project, check out the title: “General expression of interest”


In last month’s challenge, the first person to vote for the correct answer was: @nnkogift :tada: Congratulations! All who participated receive the CoP Activity Winner badge today. To see last month’s challenge and view the answers click here.

The challenge for this month (December 2023):

How much do you know about metadata dimensions in DHIS2? This simple question is about the “where” data dimension (Organization Units) in the Data Visualizer app.

To select all district level organization units, which of the following options would be the best way?
  • Hierarchy
  • Regions
  • Level
  • Create a group first and then select the group
0 voters

[First person to answer correctly will be mentioned in the next copmonthly]

HINT: If you are not familiar with these concepts, you can learn more by taking DHIS2’s free online course, Aggregate Data Analysis Fundamentals | DHIS2 Online Academy

Top 10 Active Users in December 2023

Username Name Country
@Eng.Ali_Hameed Ali Hameed Al-Saloul YEMEN
@linxd 晓东 林 CHINA
@walid_irshad walid irshad UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
@jetisco4u Jet NIGERIA
@Geoffrey_Nyamongo Geoffrey Nyamongo KENYA
@riwaj.amakomaya Riwaj Lamichhane NEPAL
@aliswadi Ali Swadi IRAQ
@ahmad.sbeih Ahmad sBEIH PALESTINE

And thanks to all helpful members (December 2023),

Good Samaritans

Without Good Samaritans, there’s no community! We are very thankful to all users for contributing to the CoP especially when helping other users. Samaritans, thank you for making others feel at home!
@Abdulrahman | @LutfullahShifaa | @Ulanbek | @sami.oracle10g | @Shapr0019 | @etoribio | @Quoda | @baktash.salehi | @julhas | @Kris_Reinhardt | @plinnegan | @WaluQ | @asacur | @chase.freeman | @ifoche | @MELB | @Waheed |

Bug Hunters

Many users who faced issues and discussed them with the community were very helpful in finding bugs. These bug hunters create Jira issues (with link to the CoP post) and support the development of DHIS2.
@Mohammad.Alwahsh | @gutorm |

Feature Finders

We do tag feature finders in every copmonthly so if you have features that you’d like to share and discuss with the community feel free to make a post in the Development - Développement category as well as share the link to the dhis2.atlassian.net feature request issue so other members can watch and vote. :+1:
@jamiecarter7 | @Geoffrey_Nyamongo | @Eng.Ali_Hameed |

copmonthly map

Please feel free to PM if you want your picture updated/removed; if you are tagged above but can’t see your picture, please send us your country info and/or your profile picture.

Want to be added to the copmonthly map?

  1. Complete your profile info (profile picture + country)
  2. Members with the above info are tagged in the map when they help other community members


For your info up to this point only two have answered the correct answer in the DHIS2 Challenge above. :grin:It’s a bit tricky this time, sorry! :stuck_out_tongue:

Update: The correct answer is leading! However, eight people have chosen the incorrect answer… check again!

(@Shapr0019 @Mayamiko @sami.oracle10g @Kris_Reinhardt @WaluQ @birkbjo @Mbevi @ericchingalo @lillian1n2 @nnkogift @hanin.saadah @Adisu_Adugna @jamal_aljadan @dnuwagaba)

Thank you for participating in the DHIS2 Challenge… the correct answer is Level. The option, level, is the one used to select levels within the hierarchy of OUs. You’re welcome to recheck the course mentioned in the hint to review the information. :slight_smile:

If you’ve not participated in this months challenge, the question is a bit easier but we already have 13 voters - but nine got it right, so are you going to get the answer right? ☀️ First #CoPMonthly of 2024 - Fresh Start for the Community Spirit to Continue Inspiring