This is the first in a series of six factsheets on the theme of Evidence for Action, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on improving data collection with the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2). The key messages are:
The revised DHIS2 is an online data management tool that improves access to information for health professionals.
- It provides a comprehensive system for capturing complete, correct and consistent data at all levels in both online and offline modes.
- Information can be accessed from any location with a computer and an internet connection.
- DHIS2 has revolutionised access to Health Management Information System (HMIS) data not just in the northern states, but across Nigeria, allowing real-time information to influence decision making.