DHIS2 Digital Data Packages for WHO

WHO LogoDHIS2 works in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) on a variety of health-related initiatives. Since 2017, the Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) at the University of Oslo--which develops and supports DHIS2--has been officially designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Innovation and Implementation Research on health system strengthening. One key aspect of our collaboration has been the creation of standardized data packages to strengthen data use on a national and international level, and application to facilitate improved data quality. 

WHO digital data packages consist of DHIS2 metadata and tools to support adoption of WHO health data standards into national routine health management information systems. The packages are aligned with WHO’s public health curriculum available on who.int, and can be installed in standalone DHIS2 systems or integrated into existing DHIS2 instances. Digital data packages bring together global standards and DHIS2’s evidence-based design practices for integrated health information systems in an easy-to-install toolkit for rapid adoption. More information on the these principles for strengthening national health information systems is available on the WHO website for the Health Facility & Community Data Toolkit.

The following types of WHO packages are currently available:
  • Analytics Package: Dashboards, data visualizations, standard indicators, and data use & analysis guidance. This package can be installed and mapped to inputs in a country’s existing routine programme or HMIS; or used in combination with an aggregate data collection package.
  • Aggregate data collection package: Data input forms, standard data elements and disaggregation to support the collection of aggregate data. Aggregate data input packages are assured to produce the indicators and dashboards included in the analytics package.
  • Tracker (individual-level) data packages: Individual-level data capture modules to enhance a patient-centered approach for program management. Tracker is used to uniquely identify and track a person or entity over time. These packages can be used to support clinical-level decision-making and generate highly granular data for enhanced analysis, while mapping to standard outputs in the analytics packages.

The currently available WHO packages and tools are listed below. More information is also available on the WHO website for Analysis and Use of Health Facility Data.

Global Adoption of WHO Packages

The metadata packages are accompanied by system design guides, installation manuals and digital end user training materials to support adoption and use in countries. Browse our interactive map below to learn more about how these packages have been deployed around the world.

Data Quality App

The WHO Data Quality App is intended to aid in health system strengthening by improving the quality of data used for analysis and decision making. The application can be incorporated into any DHIS2 implementation, and assists system administrators in identifying potential errors in the data. This knowledge can be used to take appropriate action for improving data quality. In many cases, this will be to either edit the data or to improve the data collection system.
More information on the DHIS2 WHO Data Quality App is available on the WHO website for Data Quality Desk Review.

Digital Data Packages by Health Program

DHIS2 has produced an array of different data packages and tools to support a variety of health programs. Click the menu items below to learn more.
Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)
WHO immunization package icon

DHIS2 Packages and Tools:

  • EPI Dashboard
  • EPI Aggregate
  • Immunization Analysis App
HIV
WHO HIV package icon

DHIS2 Packages and Tools:

  • HIV Dashboard
  • HIV Aggregate
  • HIV Case Surveillance Tracker
Malaria
WHO malaria package icon

DHIS2 Packages and Tools:

  • Malaria Burden Reduction Dashboard & Aggregate Package
  • Malaria Elimination Dashboard & Aggregate Package
  • Malaria Elimination Tracker
  • Cross-border, mobile, and migrant populations
Tuberculosis (TB)
WHO TB package icon

DHIS2 Packages and Tools:

  • TB Dashboard & Aggregate Data Collection
  • TB Case Surveillance Tracker
  • TB Drug Resistance Survey Tracker
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)
WHO RMNCAH package icon

DHIS2 Packages and Tools:

  • RMNCAH Dashboard & Aggregate Data Collection
Mortality / Cause of Death

DHIS2 Packages and Tools:

  • Cause of Death Tracker
COVID-19 Surveillance

DHIS2 Packages and Tools:

  • Case-Based Surveillance Tracker
  • Outbreak Line Listing (Event Tracker)
  • Aggregate Surveillance
  • Port of Entry Tracker
  • COVID-19 Commodities Tracker
Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance

DHIS2 Packages and Tools:

  • Dashboard & Aggregate VPD Surveillance Tool (Coming Soon!)

Explore our Interactive Demo

Try out the WHO dashboards and data packages yourself with our interactive demos (login required)

Health Data Collaborative

The WHO digital data packages are supported by the Health Data Collaborative, a collaborative platform that leverages and aligns technical and financial resources (at all levels) to country owned strategies and plans for collecting, storing, analyzing and using data to improve health outcomes.

Health Data Collaborative logo