DHIS 2 E-Learning

DHIS 2 in a Laptop 2

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Below you’ll find the answers to your Frequently Asked Questions on these modules. But first…

A quick note on funding…

We decided to make these modules for free as we think it’s very important that more people learn how to use the DHIS 2.

If you would like to support the development of more, free-to-use modules, please donate whatever you can afford using the button below. Donations are collected securely via Paypal, and you can pay using your Paypal account or by debit/credit card. We are hugely grateful for any support you can give.


Now on to the FAQs…

What is DHIS 2 e-learning?

Welcome to the DHIS 2 e-learning training materials. DHIS stands for District Health Information Software, which is used to record, manage and analyse data in a Health Management Information System. The materials are based on the demo developed by HISP and the University of Oslo – you can access the DHIS 2 website here. The demo can be accessed online here.  Log in with admin/district as username/password.

How do I use the modules?

Watch the modules whenever you like, anytime of the day. If you submit quiz answers, we’ll give you feedback. There’s no charge for using the modules.

Will I become an expert?

These materials give you a taster of the system, but this isn’t a full course. So we won’t make you an expert but we will help you to learn some of the basics. There is a lot more than can be done with the DHIS 2 and you can find more learning materials on the DHIS 2 website, here.

We’ve made the materials low resolution so they can be viewed in low bandwidth settings (so don’t buy a plasma tv!).

Why is the DHIS 2 so important?

The DHIS 2 is a really powerful tool and used in many African countries, due to its simplicity for the end-user. Highlights of the software include:

  • It can become the warehouse for all health data,
  • It can produce anonymous reports as well as patient-level data,
  • It makes it easier to analyse data quickly, and therefore makes it easier to use data for action,
  • You can access data as soon as it’s entered, anywhere around the world,
  • You can customise the data collection tools, reports and data quality rules,
  • It is open-source,
  • You don’t need to know excel to use it.

Can I give you feedback on the modules?

These are pilot modules, so we are keen to get your feedback. If you have further comments or ideas for further modules, please contact us using this form.

We hope you enjoy the modules, and that you will help us share the value of better information in aid work!

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