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Course Name: Health Data Collection, Analysis and Visualization using DHIS2

Special offer for group registration:
Number of participants Fees
2-5 $ 700
6 -10 $ 650
11-50 $ 500
> 50 $ 450
To register as a group, contact us through: E: or give us a call on T: +254707053111
Course Date Duration Location Fee: Registrations
Date: 29/07/2024 - 02/08/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 05/08/2024 - 09/08/2024 5 Days Kigali, Rwanda $ 950 Click to register
Date: 26/08/2024 - 30/08/2024 5 Days Pretoria, South Africa $ 950 Click to register
Date: 23/09/2024 - 27/09/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 30/09/2024 - 04/10/2024 5 Days Kigali, Rwanda $ 950 Click to register
Date: 28/10/2024 - 01/11/2024 5 Days Pretoria, S/Africa $ 950 Click to register
Date: 04/11/2024 - 08/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register
Date: 25/11/2024 - 29/11/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya $ 950 Click to register


5 Days

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Course Description

District Health Information Software (DHIS) is a tool for collection, validation, analysis, and presentation of aggregate and patient-based statistical data, tailored (but not limited) to integrated health information management activities. The software is used in more than 40 countries around the world. It is a tool with an open meta-data model and a flexible user interface that allows the user to design the contents of a specific information system without the need for programming. DHIS2 and upwards is a free and open source modular web-based software for analysis of health data. This training aims at building the capacity of researchers, health record managers and practitioners to monitor, manage and maintain demographic data and health information in a much more efficient and accurate way than using papers. Participants in this course will get equipped with necessary skills and knowledge on how to report, analyze and disseminate data for health programs.



5 Days


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Install and setup DHIS 2
  • Understand what DHIS 2 is and what purpose it serves with respect to health information systems (HIS)
  • Use DHIS 2 features on data collection, validation, visualization, presentation and information use
  • Master the technological considerations in deploying DHIS 2
  • Troubleshoot data quality issues in DHIS 2
  • Understand concepts of data elements, data sets and indicators
  • Event capture, event visualizer, event report and tracker capture
  • Configure DHIS 2 in all aspects of health indicators monitoring and progress towards targets
  • Appreciate the benefits and challenges in using DHIS


Who should enroll?

The course is useful for professionals who collect, analyse and use health data as part of their work and who need to make decisions from data analysis. This course is ideal for health administrators, health information system officers, researchers and academicians.


Why train with us

Vital Extra Learning guarantees our clients:

     State-of-the-art facilities and training infrastructure

     Extended tradition of hand-holding during post engagement

     Service delivery through highly seasoned industry experts.

     Value for money



Module 1: Introduction to DHIS 2 and Information Use

  • Health information management and related concepts
  • Different kind of data needed by health planners and decision makers
  • Sources of data
  • Legal and ethical requirement
  • Benefits of using DHIS2
  • Organizational units
  • Information cycle


Module 2: Uses and Functions of DHIS2 Software

  • Installation of DHIS 2
  • Key terms
  • Components of DHIS2
  • Strategy for getting started
  • Indicators
  • Data element
  • Data sets and data entry forms
  • Data set management
  • Data set categories
  • Adding a new section form
  • Customs forms
  • Scripting in custom forms
  • Data assignment editor
  • Pivot table design
  • Connecting to the DHIS2 data base
  • Dealing with large amounts of data
  • The my datamart tool
  • Data visualization
  • Charts and graphs
  • Charts and dashboards


Module 3: Data Design, Collection and Mapping

Data Design and Collection

  • Data set
  • Data set management
  • Data set categories
  • Data entry forms
  • Adding a new section form
  • Customs forms
  • Scripting in custom forms
  • Data assignment editor


GIS Maps

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Usefulness of GIS maps
  • Thematic layer
  • Maps consideration
  • Editing and navigation


Module 4: Data Quality and Validation

  • Measuring data quality
  • Reasons for poor data quality
  • What makes quality data
  • Common data quality check
  • Data validation analysis
  • Validation rules
  • Improving data quality


Module 5: Implementation Strategy

  • Data analysis processing
  • Data maintenance and managing changes to the database
  • Meta-data set up
  • Import and export of data
  • Aggregation
  • Preparing repots and other information products


This training can be customized for your institution or delivered at your preferred location upon request. For training customization, contact us through
Email: info@
+234 (0) 8038 066705,
+234 (0) 9039055940
+254 707 053 111


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