Introduce yourself


(Karoline Tufte Lien) #26

Hi @lbjawara! Great to hear your interest in disease surveillance and malaria elimination. UiO is currently involved in a malaria elimination project funded by CHAI so there is a lot of great functionality coming up for malaria elimination purposes. We had a session regarding this at the Expert Academy this year also, you can read more here: Malaria Surveillance Session at 2018 Experts Academy


(Benson Muzenda) #27

Hie Every one , i am Benson Muzenda from Zimbabwe and am so excited to be part of a community of great minds. I am a freelance consultant for DHIS2 offering the Platform to NGOs in my country, I started working with DHIS2 with CORDAID Zimbabwe implementing Result Based Financing for Health. since then i do consulting for interested organizations. i hope to contribute and also learn by being part of this community


(Seth Okeyo) #28

Hello DHIS2 Community,
I’m Seth from DNDi Africa, Based in Nairobi Kenya at the Data Center as Clinical Trials Data Management Officer. I have been a member if DHIS2 comm for long enough, I’m a scholar of IT majoring in Business Intelligence.
Happy to be part of the team.


#29

Hi, I’'m Matt from Namibia, managing the Ministry of Health Health Information Systems Data Center and its technical environment. I’m involved in the countrywide roll-out of DHIS2 module for aggregate, event and tracker data.
Happy to be part.


(Stephen Mambu Gbanyan, Jr.) #30

Hi All,

I am Stephen M. Gbanyan, Jr currently living in Liberia. I am the Director of Health Information Systems. I got involved in DHIS2 in 2010 when Liberia decided to find a system to replace DHIS1.4. Our implementations for DHIS2 has started triggering down to the District level. I love traveling and meeting new friends and also learning from other countries on DHIS2 implementations.

Thanks

Stephen


(Kanema Chiyenu) #31

My Name is Kanema Chiyenu and I am based in Zambia. I am currently working for a Health NGO called (CIDRZ) - centre for infectious disease research in zambia. as a Startegic Information officer. I got involved with DHIS2 whilst looking for the best tool for building a data warehouse for the organisations data. currently we have built an Iformation system that is used to report on facility data in all our PEPFAR indicator and research project.


(Jean Paul Mutali) #32

Hello Community,
I am Jean Paul Mutali, based in Kigali, Rwanda,
I am from an IT background and have been supporting the implementation of DHIS-2 since 2014. I speak English, French and Kinyarwanda.

I am also a :racing_car: addict

Happy to join this CoP


(Ei Su) #33

Hi all! I’m Su Nandar from PSI/Myanmar. Happy to be here!


(Edem Kossi) #34

Hi all
I am Edem Kossi from HISP West and Central Africa. I have been supporting some African countries in the implementation of DHIS2 for while and I am happy to meet here old DHIS2 accomplices as well as the new members.
Thanks

Edem


(Scott Russpatrick) #35

Hi everyone,

I am Scott Russpatrick. I am the Analytics and Data Quality Product Manager based at UiO. That means that I manage the roadmap for feature development and bug fixes for these apps: dashboards, data visualizer, maps, pivot tables, event reports, event visualizer, and validation rules. If you need something new in those apps, have a question, or have a bug please feel free to let me know. I also love to hear about how you are using the apps and how they are helping your organization or country use data for decision making.

I also do a lot of work on community health information systems and logistic management information systems, so if you have thoughts or questions on those, I’m happy to chat.

Fun fact: my favorite hobbies are building and flying model airplanes, knitting, and brewing beer. Would love to talk about those too!

Happy to see you all here, and look forward to a vibrant DHIS2 community of practice!


(Eileen Reynolds) #36

Hello,
My name is Eileen Reynolds, I work for RTI International and am based in North Carolina, U.S.A. I have worked in many countries including Guinea, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, Zambia, Rwanda, Indonesia, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Senegal. I first got involved with DHIS 2 with a project to strengthen health information systems in Zimbabwe where the Ministry of Health had just adopted DHIS 1.4. I was able to experience some of the challenges faced when working with that version. Later, in 2015, I began working on a Global Health Security Project in Guinea where our role was to work with the MOH to strengthen disease surveillance and we worked with other partners to help them implement DHIS 2 for both routine and disease surveillance data. Currently Guinea uses DHIS 2 for routine and aggregate weekly disease surveillance reports and is preparing to roll out the use of the Tracker to report individual cases. I work with an excellent team of local professionals who have become DHIS 2 experts over the course of the project. I’m especially interested in data analysis and use aspects and how DHIS 2 can help strengthen the use of data for disease surveillance.


(Ibrahim Wickama) #37

Hi all,

i am Ibrahim Wickama, from HISP Tanzania. Dedicated developer on DHIS2 web apps, custom mobile apps solutions and web-portals, utilizing DHIS platform resources. Also a server expert.

thanks,


(Gillian Kerr) #38

Hello, all. I’m Gillian Kerr, an organizational psychologist from Toronto, Canada, and I’m on the Board of a Canadian nonprofit called LogicalOutcomes. We implement DHIS2 projects for NGOs, provide online training, and develop various open source tools for M&E.

My own focus this year is to improve the way we manage metadata so that we can decrease the costs of implementing DHIS2 and improve interoperability between regions and sectors. We’re looking for collaborators and partners, so please contact me if you are interested in developing metadata tools, including taxonomies (AidData, IATI, BioPortal, SDGs etc.), metadata standards (ISO 11179, FHIR, etc.) and software (Aristotle MetaData Registry, CEDAR metadata management) and so on. If enough people are interested in this topic we could set up a subgroup in the DHIS2 Community of Practice.

I’m also leading the development of an M&E ‘software as a service’ based on DHIS2 so that NGOs can subscribe to a monthly service for smaller evaluation projects rather than implementing an entire DHIS2 project.

Gillian


(Stian Sandvold) #39

Hello everyone :wave:

My name is Stian and I am the team leader for the DHIS2 backend team. I was introduced to and started working with DHIS2 during my studies at the University of Oslo, and have been for the last 3 years.

My work touches on a lot of different parts of the DHIS2 backend, but mainly work on Tracker, Metadata and general features. I have mostly been involved with the Disease Surveillance and Malaria elimination projects.

My hobbies includes cycling, boardgames, PC-games and more.


#40

Hello.

My name is Mamadou Oury Bah, I work for RTI International and based in Conakry, Guinea. I first got involved with DHIS 2 in 2015, when I began working on a Global Health Security Project in Guinea where our role was to work with the Ministry Of Health to strengthen disease surveillance and we worked with other partners to help them implement DHIS 2 for both routine and disease surveillance data. Currently Guinea uses DHIS 2 for routine and aggregate weekly disease surveillance reports and is preparing to roll out the use of the Tracker to report individual cases. I work as an Information and Technology Specialist, with my team, we are focusing in installing, parametrizing DHIS for the Ministry of Health and National Security agency of Health, and we are doing a training and supervising of health District and facilities workers. I’m especially interested in data analysis and customization in Tracker module and how DHIS 2 can help strengthen the use of data for disease surveillance.


(Lyn Pennington) #41

Hi everybody

My name is Lyn Pennington. I work in the Training, Mentoring & Support (TMS) team in HISP South Africa, based in the sunshine city of Durban. I’m involved in some training, but mostly in the production of training materials to support the courses we offer.

Happy to be here and looking forward to engaging with others in this space.


(Doreen Wamiti) #42

Hi all. I am Wamiti from PSI Kenya. I have used DHIS2 since 2016 and i am very pleased to be here.


(Johan) #43

Hi everyone,

I’m Johan Smith and I work for HISP South Africa.
I’m part of the data management team who is responsible for configuration and maintenance of the DHIS2 databases. We also support and orientate the end-user on DHIS2.

It’s great to be part of the DHIS2 community :smiley:


(Nguyễn Anh Dũng) #44

Hi all,
I’m Dũng and I’m working as technical leader of HISP Vietnam team. I’ve involved in many projects within SEA Region, mostly on import/export, data integration, custom script and creating DHIS2 apps.
I’m very happy to be part of the DHIS2 community.


(Hoang Bui) #45

Hi all,
I’m Hoàng from HISP Vietnam team base in HCM City. My role as technical and implementer. I’ve involved some DHIS2 training, mostly in Vietnam.

Happy to be a part of DHIS2 community.