Is anyone using DHIS2 Tracker for Cervical Cancer?

Hi community, I’m just checking in to see if anyone has implemented DHIS2 tracker for Cervical Cancer?

hello, @Edward_Robinson, in Rwanda, we have implemented a DHIS2 tracker for oncology registry/ cancer ( including cervical cancer) since 2020, and its interoperability with canReg5 software. Thx

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Thanks for the feedback, Gaston, is the metadata available for that implementation perhaps?
I noticed in this post: DHIS2 NCD Tracker Rwanda case
“HISP Rwanda is working with DHIS2 core team to have the metatada packaged for global use.”

Also, from my understanding, it’s feeding into CanReg5 with the aim of replacing it in future?
Thanks again!

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Hi @Edward_Robinson,
Thanks for your interest in DHIS2 for cervical cancer tracking. I’ve been working with Gaston and the team at HISP-Rwanda on some of their NCD data systems, and to clarify, there are a couple trackers for NCD space here.

  • NCD Tracker: Community-level screening and facility-level confirmation of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. This does have some questions regarding cancer screening, but it is not comprehensive facility assessment like CanReg5. Look for this tracker to be released as a metadata package this year.
  • Cancer Registry program: HISP Rwanda has also developed a DHIS2 program for entering cancer registry data at facility/hospital level, and an app to convert those data into CanReg5 format. Blaise Mafende from HISP Rwanda gave more details at last year’s Annual Conference, which you can view here.

Since CanReg5 is a specialized desktop application, the goal is not to replicate the advanced analytic capabilities of CanReg5 (validation of cancer topography/morphology, PDF reports, national comparison to neighboring countries, etc). Rather, a web-based DHIS2 Tracker complements CanReg5 functionality, because the data are captured at the facility into a single database before converting and transferring to CanReg5 for national-level analysis. Work is ongoing between HISP UiO, HISP Rwanda, and the CanReg5 team at IARC to develop a more sustainable and generic integration approach.