DHIS2 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 currently available WHO packages and tools are listed below, with the packages organized by program. Downloadable configuration files and documentation is available on the WHO Package Downloads page.