International Projects

Support to South Sudan (Ongoing)

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Project Summary:

This project was initially aimed at supporting the adoption of the DHIS in 2 of the States but the software and data collection, collation and reporting process has subsequently been adopted as the standard for the country. This work has been done in combination with IMA (Interfaith Medical Assistance) and LATH (Liverpool Associates of Tropical Hygiene) in support of the Ministry of Health. Various NGOs in the country are in the process of adopting the DHIS so as to enable them to better support the MOH staff at lower levels.

Support to DRC (through Axxes in 2009-2010, and now through ASSP from 2013 – 2016)

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Project Summary:

HISP worked initially in DRC on the Axxes project which was implemented through the Interfaith Medical Alliance (IMA) and provided information system support to a large USAID funded project. The DHIS was translated into French and rolled out to 54 health districts. The Ministry of Health of the DRC has expressed an interest in adopting this as the national standard, and recently, with support from the Global Fund and the DfID funded ASSP project, also implemented through IMA, HISP is supporting the customisation of the DHIS2 for use across the whole country.

Convert DHIS1.4 to DHIS2 (2012 – 2013)

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Project Summary:

HISP-SA is currently supporting the Botswana MoH to migrate from DHIS 1.4 to DHIS 2.0 in a staged approach. During Phase 1 the DHIS 2.0 was installed on a centralized server at the MoH. The software was configured and customized to include all relevant forms and data. During Phase 2 the focused has been on skills transfer. Basic DHIS 2 training will be conducted for national programme managers as well as data capturing training for district M&E officers.

Nigeria DHIS Support to the PRRINN-MNCH Program (2012 -2014)

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Project Summary:

This project aims to set up the DHIS and implement it in 4 states in Nigeria over a period of 4 years. Consultants work with Nigerian counterparts in each of the states to strengthen the HMIS through development of routines and processes for information systems management. The District Health Information Software has been deployed in each state, and used to capture data for a small ?essential dataset?. This enabled the calculation of a set of indicators at the LGA, and State level. Lessons from the experience are shared with the FMoH on a regular basis. In early 2007 the FMoH decided to adopt the DHIS as the official software, to be used in all 36 states.

Revision of the Zambian National HMIS (2007-2009)

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Project Summary:

This was a particularly large and intense project aimed at revamping and strengthening the Zambian HMIS. There are four main projects that the team are involved in and which address the following: The deployment of the DHISoftware across Zambia, and the importation of existing data, in a variety of disparate systems into a single database that is flexible, and can be adapted to changing needs; Development of guidelines and documents in support of the revised HMIS; Development of training curricula for strengthening the HMIS, and the institutionalisation of these; Development of specifications for procurement of hardware and software, and their deployment to support the HMIS. In addition, the provision of support for the maintenance of the hardware and software; Development of staffing norms and standards for the HMIS, including job descriptions and definition of roles and responsibilities; Development of a web-based system for reporting data.

Strengthen and develop the HMIS in Liberia (2007-2009)

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Project Summary:

In close collaboration with Merlin UK, HISP-SA assisted the Liberian MoH to achieve three main outputs – namely: Support the development of standardized MOH&SW data collection tools Strengthened capacity of relevant MOH&SW staff to carry out monitoring and surveillance activities. Utilisation of the DHIS to capture and analyze data by the MOH&SW staff at the central level and in four counties, to assist in planning, implementing and monitoring of health care interventions.

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