Improving data collection with the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2). PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2013

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.

  1. It provides a comprehensive system for capturing complete, correct and consistent data at all levels in both online and offline modes.
  2. Information can be accessed from any location with a computer and an internet connection.
  3. 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.


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Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Best practice, Training, Health systems, PRRINN-MNCH, Health information, Information system, Health care technology, Organisational development, HMIS, Health systems strengthening, DHIS, DHIS2, DHIS 2, Data management,