DHIS 2 is open source software licensed under the liberal BSD license and is free for everyone to install and use.

You can now get the DHIS 2 software as a service, where hosting aspects such as backups, security and high-speed connectivity are taken care of.


WAR file

The WAR file requires you to install a Java servlet container (like Tomcat or Jetty) and a relational database (PostgreSQL, MySQL and H2 are supported), and is recommended for server setups and environments with high volumes of data and traffic. The latest version is maintained with bug-fixes and minor improvements. You can always get the latest stable release at Check out the installation guide for Ubuntu Linux here. For the bleeding edge build check out the continuous integration server. WAR files are copied from our continuous integration server where you can find revision number and build time.

Package Upgrade notes Release notes Size Version
DHIS 2 WAR-file Upgrade notes Release notes 119 Mb 2.23
DHIS 2 WAR-file Upgrade notes Release notes 109 Mb 2.22
DHIS 2 WAR-file Upgrade notes Release notes 107 Mb 2.21
DHIS 2 WAR-file Upgrade notes Release notes 97 Mb 2.20

DHIS 2 Live

This package is extremely easy to install and convenient as it contains everything you need in order to run DHIS 2, including GIS, reporting and charting. It is based on an embedded Jetty servlet container and an embedded H2 database. Simply unpack the archive, run the executable file and you are good to go. For production use we recommend that you use PostgreSQL as DBMS. Login on the empty database is admin / district.

Package Size Version
DHIS 2 Live 121 Mb 2.23

Android apps

The Android applications are mobile extensions of DHIS 2 and allows for capture and analysis of your date. The apps are generally linked directly to your DHIS 2 server, removing the need for manual steps for synchronizing data between the clients and the server. Data can be saved while being offline and uploaded to the server when connectivity is present.

Google Play APK Size
Data capture APK 1.6 Mb
Event capture APK 3.8 Mb
Tracker capture APK 3.8 Mb
Dashboard APK 3.2 Mb

Java mobile client

The DHIS 2 mobile clients runs on Java enabled mobile phones. The solution relies on an available data connection also known as GPRS, Edge or 3G, over which it communicates with a DHIS 2 server instance being publicly available on the internet.

There are two separate client applications available: the facility reporter and the program tracker. The facility reporting client is for regular data reporting from a facility, while the program tracker is designed for following up and reporting on individual program service deliveries to beneficiaries, as part of the name-based component of DHIS2.

Package Descriptor Size Version
DHIS 2 Mobile Aggregate Reporter JAR JAD (Descriptor) 240 Kb 2.16
DHIS 2 Mobile Aggregate Reporter JAR JAD (Descriptor) 130 Kb 2.11
DHIS 2 Mobile Program Tracking JAR JAD (Descriptor) 430 Kb 2.16
DHIS 2 Mobile Program Tracking JAR JAD (Descriptor) 376 Kb 2.15

Source code

The source code is released under the BSD license, and can be modified and redistributed pretty much as you like. You can check out the source code from Launchpad using Bazaar with the command bzr branch followed by the URLs below.

Checkout URL Launchpad page Version
lp:~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.23 Page 2.23
lp:~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.22 Page 2.22
lp:~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.21 Page 2.21
lp:~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.20 Page 2.20
lp:dhis2 Page Trunk (latest)

The DHIS 2 developer team creates a range of apps which can be installed and used with the DHIS 2 core distribution. The source code for these are hosted at Github.

Sample data

When setting up your system it is useful to have access to a database with sample data. This database contains data from the DHIS 2 implementation in Sierra Leone. Note that the H2 database file needs write privileges on any OS. The PostgreSQL file must be unzipped and can be imported through pgAdmin restore function or with psql -d dbname -U username -f demo.sql

Package Size Version
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 148 Mb 2.23
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 154 Mb 2.22
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 118 Mb 2.21
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 103 Mb 2.20

You can also find all sample data on the DHIS 2 demo database GitHub repository.


Download various tools used for DHIS 2 maintenance and a sample Drupal skin.

Package Size Version
Logo 45 Kb 1.1
Translation resource editor 69 Kb 1.0
PostgreSQL database backup cron setup 10 Kb