New Releases to the DHIS2 Health Data Toolkit

Dear all,

New resources are now available as part of the Health Data Toolkit for DHIS2, developed in partnership with WHO, UNICEF, CDC and other partners.

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New HMIS Demo Site: Thanks to an MOU with the Lao PDR Ministry of Health, we have launched a new HMIS demo database to showcase WHO and health-related configuration packages using a more realistic Org Unit hierarchy and data modeling. Here you can access health programme modules, surveillance modules, dashboards and tracker programs in one harmonized space. Demo log-in details are available by language on the left-hand side of the landing page. We will continue to expand this demo site with more tracker programs, dashboards and dummy data going forward.

[NEW] Common HIS Metadata Library: We’ve compiled a downloadable library of common DHIS2 metadata that are typically re-used and/or shared across health programs as part of a harmonized, integrated health information system. Installable metadata files contain objects like common indicator types, population data elements and shared tracked entity attributes/data elements and option sets for case-based surveillance and person-centered tracker programs. The library serves as a starting point for new DHIS2 implementations in the health domain as well as a tool for harmonizing metadata into an integrated system.

[NEW] Triangulation Dashboards for Immunization Programmes: Triangulation dashboards for Programme Management and Immunity Gaps synthesize routine immunization, facility stock, case-based and weekly aggregate disease surveillance data. Dashboard analyses incorporate practical visualization examples recommended by subject matter experts at CDC, UNICEF and WHO in the Triangulation for improved decision-making in immunization programs guidelines. These dashboards are being piloted in Rwanda with a plan to scale up training to all districts, in partnership with HISP Rwanda, Rwanda MOH, Rwanda Biomedical Center and CDC.

Immunization: An updated version of the Immunization (EPI) module for HMIS is now available incorporating new DHIS2 functionalities for improved visualizations, coverage and drop-out rate categorizations and monitoring charts using scatter plots. These improvements incorporate many of the functionalities previously only available through the Immunization Analysis app, but now integrated into the DHIS2 core software from version 2.36 upwards.

Integrated Disease Surveillance (IDS): Updated versions of weekly integrated disease surveillance for epidemic-prone diseases as well as case-based surveillance for vaccine-preventable diseases include improvements such as pre-configured notification templates, new sensitivity indicators for measles/rubella, analysis of MR cases by sex/age group, and other minor fixes. These modules are aligned to the WHO AFRO Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response V3.0 and are now being scaled up across the Africa region in countries such as Togo, Mali, Rwanda, Cameroun, Senegal, Angola, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Niger, The Gambia, and Cote d’Ivoire.

Malaria: Developed with the WHO Global Malaria Programme, the Malaria module for HMIS is optimized for routine HMIS reporting, complete with automated dashboard analyses for national and sub-national levels. A new version of this module has been released according to updated GMP guidelines, including improved dashboards for testing and diagnosis, more granular analysis of treatment by Plasmodium species and patient demographics, and incorporation of data interpretation guidance into the dashboard visualizations.

TB: Developed in partnership with the WHO TB programme, new versions of the TB HMIS modules and TB case surveillance tracker are now available. The TB tracker incorporates improvements to the workflow for integration of lab data with case records and case notification. The HMIS module includes new dashboards and indicators for analyzing TB prevention (households contact tracing) and laboratory data that can be populated with data from underlying DHIS2 tracker programs or other data sources. The adoption of the TB Tracker continues to scale up in countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso & Haiti.

[NEW] TB Impact Dashboard: In partnership with WHO GTB, WHO Special Programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Robert Koch Institute, and the Network of National TB Programmes in West & Central Africa, a new TB Impact dashboard is now available to analyze the impact of COVID-19 and other large-scale health emergencies on routine TB programme services. These dashboards are being piloted in Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Benin and Chad with additional countries expressing interest.

[NEW] Entomology & Vector Control: New vector control modules developed with the WHO Global Malaria Programme and Neglected Tropical Diseases programme are now available to support the incorporation of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITN) bioefficacy monitoring, Indoor residual spraying (IRS) residual efficacy and larviciding data for breeding sites into DHIS2 for improving the available of vector control data for programme intervention planning and monitoring alongside service delivery and other malaria data in national systems.

[NEW] Rehabilitation: The DHIS2 rehabilitation module for HMIS was designed with the WHO Rehabilitation Programme in support of the Rehabilitation 2030 Initiative to increase access to rehabilitation as an essential health service through an integrated health system strengthening approach. The module contains a standard set of indicators to bring strategic and operational metrics to programme planners and policy makers through pre-configured dashboards. The module is currently being piloted by the MOH Jordan.

[NEW] Hypertension Control: A new Hypertension Control package is designed to support frontline health workers to retrieve and update hypertension patient records in under 30 seconds, while generating key longitudinal indicators from the WHO HEARTS Technical Package. The design of this package is based on HISP Nigeria’s configuration and has been scaled to four high-volume facilities in Nigeria in partnership with FMOH Nigeria and Resolve to Save Lives. Check out the video on the DHIS2 YouTube channel.

Please continue the conversation with us on the COP to let us know your own experience designing and implementing DHIS2 for these use cases!


The DHIS2 Implementation Team