DHIS2 Academies

The DHIS2 Academies aim to strengthen national and regional capacity to successfully set up, design and maintain DHIS2 systems. Through an intensive training combining theoretical and practical sessions, you will become a DHIS2 expert ready to support your organisation's data collection, analysis, and reporting needs using DHIS2. This capacity building is providing a better understanding of the available DHIS2 tools and their best practices. Go here if you are looking for the DHIS2 online academy.


6 reasons to attend a DHIS2 Academy

Get to know DHIS2 latest features

Network and interact with members of DHIS2 Community

Learn from DHIS2 experts how to address real life challenges

Receive a DHIS2 certificate

Ask questions and provide your feedback to our experts

Proven track record: Since 2011, over 4000 participants from 60 countries have been trained

DHIS2 Academies Highlights

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Excited to announce the next DHIS2 Annual Conference (formerly called the Experts Academy). Are you ready for 4 days of knowledge sharing, inspiration and networking? More information will follow in the coming weeks. Registration will open in February so stay tuned!

A real pleasure to hear such positive feedback. Here are some insight from Ekow Wiah (Ghana Health Service) on the last Android Implementation Academy. To attend one of our upcoming ones, check below! And thank you Ekow.

Dear community members, do you want to know more about Design and Customization? Register to the next Academy to be held from 10 to 15 December in Abuja: https://www.dhis2.org/academy


Upcoming Academies

You have already attended a DHIS2 Academy or completed the Online Course on DHIS2 Fundamentals:

Check out our next DHIS2 Academy Level 1 in your region

Region Dates  Location Specialization Registration fees
Afrique Francophone 18 - 23 Février 2019 Lomé, Togo Design & Customisation CFA 400 000
Asia - Pacific 4 - 9 March 2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka Level 1: Information Use

Fees + Single Accommodation: USD 1650

Fees + Twin sharing Accommodation: USD 1500

Fees only: USD 800

Western and Central Africa 11 - 16 March 2019 Lagos, Nigeria Level 1: Information Use USD 750
Eastern Africa 18 - 23 March 2019 Kampala, Uganda Level 1: Information Use USD 750
Para paises de lingua Portuguesa 25 - 30 de Março 2019 Maputo, Moçambique Nível 1: Desenho e Personalização USD 750
Western and Central Africa 24 - 29 June 2019 Abuja, Nigeria Level 1: Tracker USD 750
Asia - Pacific 6 - 11 July 2019 Dhaka, Bangladesh Level 1: Tracker Coming soon
Eastern Africa 15 - 20 July 2019 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Level 1: Design and Customization USD 750
Afrique Francophone 15 - 20 Juillet 2019 Lomé, Togo Niveau 1: Utilisation de l'Information CFA 400 000
Para paises de lingua Portuguesa 5 - 10 de Agosto 2019 Bissau, República da Guiné-Bissau Nível 1: Uso de Informação USD 850
Asia - Pacific 26 - 31 August 2019 Kerala, India Level 1: Design and Customization

Fees + Single Accommodation: USD 1100

Fees + Twin sharing Accommodation: USD 900

Fees only: USD 600

Afrique Francophone 7 - 12 Octobre 2019 Afrique de l'Ouest Niveau 1: Tracker CFA 400 000
Eastern Africa 14 - 19 October 2019 Kigali, Rwanda Level 1: Tracker USD 780
Western and Central Africa 28 October - 2nd November 2019 Abuja, Nigeria Level 1: Design and Customization USD 750
Asia - Pacific Oct/Nov Saigon, Vietnam Level 1: Tracker Coming soon!
Para paises de lingua Portuguesa 4 - 9 de Novembro 2019 Maputo, Moçambique Nível 1: Tracker USD 750


Check out our next DHIS2 Academy Level 2

Region Dates Location Name Registration &
more info
Asia - Pacific 17 - 21 December 2018 Nha Trang, Vietnam Immunization Registration


Other DHIS2 events

Dates Location Name Registration
11 - 12 April 2019 Washington, DC The annual DHIS2 Symposium Registration

Everything you need to know about the DHIS2 Academies


The DHIS2 Academies aim to build a community of DHIS2 users and experts in the different regions and facilitate sharing of experiences on DHIS2 deployments and strategies for national-scale HIS implementations. DHIS2 experts will be available to guide you on practical work with your DHIS2 databases, whether it is in an initial or more advanced phase, e.g. help designing data sets and collection tools, or indicators and reporting outputs (charts, dashboards, maps, pivot tables etc.).

Who is attending

Everyone with a strong interest in DHIS 2! Whether you are a DHIS 2 implementer with over 5 years' experience, a system administrator, part of a management team or M&E officer and aim to achieve agreed learning objectives. Our Academies bring together representatives from Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental Organisations, International Organisations and Consultants from all countries, with the aim to build a community of DHIS2 users and experts to successfully set up, design and maintain DHIS2 systems. Please check out the prerequisites for each Academy. Each Academy has a ceiling on the maximum number of participants to ensure good quality training. Depending on the interest, we may put in place quotas on participants per country.


Our Academies are conducted in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish depending on the host country official language. The training curriculum remains the same across the regions.


The structure and material have gone through a complete makeover. We are now offering:

  • One Online Academy to the Fundamentals of DHIS2; This Academy is now available (online only). Enroll now!
  • Three different Level 1 Academies covering the main features of the software;
  • Level 2 Academies that cover a range of more specialized topics, both a continuation of the three core topics from Level 1 as well as additional themes such as app development, server administration, mobile deployments, implementation strategies, disease surveillance and more.

Whether you are new to DHIS2, have a limited experience with the software or have previously attended an Academy, these new Level 1 Academies will provide interesting insights and the opportunity to go into more advanced features with more time for in-depth discussions than in any of the previous Level 2 Academies.

Check out the prerequisites for: Online Academy on DHIS 2 Fundamentals, the DHIS 2 Information Use Academy, the DHIS 2 Tracker Academy, and the DHIS 2 Design & Customization. We are hosting up to 3 Level 1 Academies in Eastern & Southern Africa, Western & Central Africa, Asia.

Our Regional Partners

The Level 1 Academies are hosted by our regional partners who are all DHIS2 experts with vast regional implementation experience.

HISP West Africa - Pays Francophones d' Afrique de l'Ouest et Centrale
HISP Nigeria - English speaking countries in Western and Central Africa
Saudigitus - Para paises de lingua Portuguesa

America & Europe
Northern America
Latin America
Caribbean countries

HISP Sri Lanka
HISP Bangladesh

DHIS2 Online Academy

DHIS2 Fundamentals (online course)

As a result of taking this course, you will progressively:

Get a working knowledge of DHIS 2 principles and terminology, with an overall understanding of how DHIS2 can be used to collect and analyze aggregate and individual based data;

Have a broad understanding of how DHIS2 can be used to meet multiple health information system requirements;

Be able to choose your next specialized Level 1 Academy: Design and Customization, Tracker or Information Use.

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Level 1 Academies

DHIS 2 Information Use Academy

This 6 day course will teach you how to fully utilize the DHIS2 downstream data analysis tools and key methods for data quality analysis. You will also be introduced to data feedback mechanisms to guide resource allocation and promote program ownership at the grassroots level. You will learn:

How to produce relevant information from DHIS2;

How to present this information in charts, tables, and maps, and how to share these with others, such as in dashboards.

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DHIS 2 Tracker Academy

Get introduced to basic concepts of designing, collecting, analyzing and performing preliminary administration on event and case-based data. The 6 day course will focus on:

How to set up tracking and event based programs for both web and android. Configuring tracker for surveys will also be covered;

The sharing model.

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DHIS 2 Design & Customization Academy

This 6 day training provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of best and worst practices in DHIS 2 design and customization by:

Providing participants with skills regarding the design and customization of DHIS 2 to support aggregate data collection, validation, visualization, presentation and information sharing;

Enabling you to specialize further in DHIS 2 Aggregate Design & Customization.

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Level 2 Academies

The Level 2 Academies cover a range of more specialized topics, both a continuation of the three core topics from Level 1 as well as additional themes such as app development, server administration, mobile deployments, implementation strategies, disease surveillance and more. Topics include disease surveillance, server administration, community health, web apps development and android implementation.

If you are an experienced DHIS2 implementer who has already completed a Level 1 Academy and is ready to learn more, the Level 2 Academies are designed for you.

Community Health Information System

This Academy is for national and local-decision makers involved in the design, planning, deployment, governance and scale up of successful DHIS2 based CHIS that support community-based health service providers and the communities they work in.

DHIS2 Community Health Information System Guidelines

Guide pratique DHIS2 sur le système d’information sanitaire au niveau communautaire


For any questions regarding DHIS2 Academies please contact us at post@dhis2.org.

For any questions regarding the DHIS2 Online Academy please contact us at onlineacademy@dhis2.org