The Caribbean Epidemiological Centre, covering over 20 states, implemented DHIS 2 in early 2012.
About the same time, a workshop was held in Oslo together with a research network based in Latin America and Spain called EHAS*, to explore possibilities of implementation research throughout the region. Following this workshop, pilot studies were conducted in Colombia, Mexico, and Paraguay, by researchers and students affiliated with EHAS.
The first implementation of DHIS 2 in Latin America started later that year in Cauca province, Colombia, where both the local university and the secretary of health are involved.
Due to wide interest, the first edition of the DHIS 2 Academy in Spanish were held in Cauca in 2013, with participants from several of the Latin American countries and regional health organizations.
At the time of the Academy, and as DHIS 2 was rolled out as the provincial HMIS in Cauca, there are plans for implementation in other provinces as well as the federal level in Colombia. Read more about the Cauca implementation at PAHO. Chiapas region of Mexico has made a decision to use DHIS 2, as has a national level health program in Paraguay. Communication about implementation is going on also with Ecuador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Cuba. DHIS 2, the website DHIS 2.org, and all documentation has been translated to Spanish.
* Enlace Hispano Americano de Salud, www.ehas.org