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Tuesday, June 22 • 14:00 - 15:00
Integrated DHIS2 platform for routine & emergency disease surveillance

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This session explores innovation and expansion of the DHIS2 platform in various country contexts to support emergency surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many countries have used DHIS2 as a national disease surveillance system for both IDSR and case-based surveillance of VPDs and other notifiable diseases. The pandemic created sweeping demand for innovative use of DHIS2 functionality and customization in emergency settings alongside national demand for solutions to be developed & sustained within the national HIS architecture.

In Bangladesh, DHIS2 has been used to capture more than 6 million COVID-19 tests. As part of the national architecture an API connects DHIS2 with other systems and apps, enabling COVID-19 certificates and QR code generation, SMS alerts and integrated with SHUROKHA app to combine vaccination data into the system. You can find more on Bangladesh's presentationon the Community of Practice here.

In Indonesia, innovative approaches have been taken to use and train users on DHIS2 for contact tracing as part of response efforts. You can find more on Syefira Salsabila's presentation on the Community of Practice here.

Finally, South Sudan shares challenges faced establishing a unified data management platform for COVID-19 response and how lessons learned during the pandemic are being used to strengthen the underlying health information system. You can find more on Talya Shragai's presentation on the Community of Practice here.

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Rebecca Potter

Technical Lead, Global Health Content, University of Oslo
I work across a team of global DHIS2 implementers to develop standard health content for DHIS2 in partnership with the WHO, CDC and UNICEF. Our goal is to use DHIS2 as a platform for disseminating global health standards and local innovations. We do this through the development of... Read More →
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Muhammad Abdul Hannan Khan

Team Leader / Technical Expert / Implementer, HISP Bangladesh Foundation
I have been working with information systems of Government of Bangladesh for more than 23 years in few key areas and contribute to the systems reform. For last 9 years I have been working as a Health information systems manager with proven team leading experience of several projects... Read More →
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Shah Ali Akbar Ashrafi

Chief, Health Information Unit, DGHS, Directorate General of Health Services
I, Dr. Shah Ali Akbar Ashrafi working with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare since April 1994.Right now working as Chief, Health Information Unit under Directorate General of Health Services.I have vast experiences in the field of Routine Immunization, Vaccine Preventable Disease... Read More →
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Lalu Lian Hari Wangi


Talya Shragai

EIS Fellow

Tuesday June 22, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
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