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About the DHIS2 Online Academy

Offering training pathways to DHIS2 expertise for learners and professionals around the world

Our Mission

The mission of the DHIS2 Academy program is to help build global capacity for the DHIS2 software platform, with the goal of strengthening information systems that countries and organizations use to manage information. 

Through the DHIS2 Online Academy, we want users of DHIS2 from all over the world to be able to learn DHIS2 at their own pace and in their own time, to connect to other users and teachers to share their experiences and knowledge. We hope that by taking our courses, you are able to build valuable DHIS2 skills and increase your understanding of DHIS2 and how it fits into the larger information ecosystem, both within the health sector and beyond.


DHIS2 is a free and open-source software platform for the collection, validation, analysis, and presentation of aggregate and individual-level data, tailored for (but not limited to) integrated health information management activities. As a generic platform, DHIS2 is highly configurable and customizable, and has extensive interfaces allowing for integration with other systems. It is also a platform for innovation, enabling the development of apps by a global network of software developers. DHIS2 is used by national health authorities in more than 70 countries, as well as international organizations like International Committee of the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, to manage health programs and other data.

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DHIS2 Academy

The DHIS2 Academy program encompasses the entire curriculum of training courses for DHIS2 offered by HISP UiO. This includes the self-paced courses offered on the DHIS2 Online Academy platform as well as live online courses offered in various formats and in-person courses hosted by HISP UiO and our partners in the HISP network. The Academy program offers several tracks for building specialized DHIS2 skills.

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The DHIS2 Online Academy is produced and maintained by the HISP Centre at the University of Oslo (UiO) to strengthen capacity to successfully implement and use DHIS2 systems around the world. HISP UiO is also responsible for the development of the DHIS2 software platform and for coordinating the global HISP network, which provides DHIS2 implementation and capacity building support. We are especially focused on strengthening health information systems in low- and middle-income countries, encouraging data use and innovation at the local level, and fostering a global community for knowledge sharing and collaboration across borders.

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Our Partners

The HISP Centre, DHIS2 and the DHIS2 Academy program are supported by donors and organizations from around the world, including: The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the University of Oslo (UiO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gavi The Vaccine Alliance, and Unicef.

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