DHIS2 Symposium highlights

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DHIS is an open source software platform for reporting, analysis and dissemination of data for all health programs, developed by the Health Information Systems Programme.

The District Health Information Software is used in more than 60 countries around the world.

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About the Symposium

The DHIS2 Symposium is a 2-day event that brings together representatives from global development agencies, governments, and NGOs with a shared vision of using data to drive decision making and impact. It is an opportunity to interact with peers and thought leaders in health systems strengthening, monitoring & evaluation, and analytics. The DHIS2 Symposium will highlight how DHIS2 is being used in creative ways to solve common challenges in collecting, managing, visualizing, and most importantly, using data.

Why attend

Here's why you should attend the Symposium.

Join the community

Meet and network with other DHIS2 community members.

Be inspired

Learn about the many diverse use cases of DHIS2 from our seasoned speakers.

Learn about DHIS2

Come away with a better understanding of DHIS2 and how organizations are innovating in the use of DHIS2 and find opportunities for collaboration with other DHIS2 users.

Expand your contacts

Harness the energy of a like-minded community and enjoy social and networking gatherings to expand your network of contacts.

Attend from anywhere via Hopin

The 7th anual Symposium will be held online. Join us on Hopin!

Agenda

April 27-29, 2021
All talks are in English and in CET Timezone
Day 1
April 27, 2021 12:30
Reception
Digital Doors Open

Feel free to network, review today's schedule, visit the virtual expo area, or watch a tutorial video on how to navigate on Hopin's platform.

Day 1
April 27, 2021 13:00
Main stage plenary
Opening Session and Remarks

Welcome message from the organizers.

Day 1
April 27, 2021 13:15
Main stage plenary
Day 1
April 27, 2021 12:30
Reception
Digital Doors Open

Feel free to network, review today's schedule, visit the virtual expo area, or watch a tutorial video on how to navigate on Hopin's platform.

Day 1
April 27, 2021 13:00
Main stage plenary
Opening Session and Remarks

Welcome message from the organizers.

Day 1
April 27, 2021 13:15
Main stage plenary
Day 1
April 27, 2021 14:00
Spotlight Stage 1
Implementing a Novel Immunization Tracking Pilot Program for Cross Border Populations

This breakout session will provide attendees with an overview of an innovative immunization tracking solution for cross border populations.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 1
April 27, 2021 14:00
Spotlight Stage 2
Global Health Security: One Health and Digital Development - Challenges and Opportunities Exposed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This session will focus on the challenges observed during the COVID-19 pandemic response in Malawi.

Day 1
April 27, 2021 15:00
Breakout
Using Hyperlocal Geospatial Data to Build Country-specific COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Models

Breakout session on Geospatial Data and COVID-19 Vaccine.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 1
April 27, 2021 15:00
Breakout
The Power of Upfront Thinking: Ensuring Digital Solutions Help You Monitor, Evaluate AND Learn from Your Work

During this session, participants will learn why it is good practice to invest in upfront thinking before building a MEL system.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 1
April 27, 2021 15:00
Breakout
Towards Tailored Perinatal Health in Zanzibar Through Machine-Learning

This session will address the different questions that need to be considered when designing front-line health services.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 1
April 27, 2021 15:00
Breakout
The Future of Digital Health: Improving Access to Surgical Care through Innovation

Proximie can be leveraged in different health contexts to improve access to high quality surgical care and education.

Technical level: Not technical

Day 1
April 27, 2021 15:00
Breakout
Health Information Products

In the health sector, as in many others, efforts have been made to strengthen countries' capacities to collect and manage data, mainly routine data.

Day 1
April 27, 2021 16:00
Session
Emerging Frontiers: Novel Data, Ethics, Practical Applications

Discussion on the hard questions of balancing opportunity, need, risk, and expected benefit when using potentially sensitive data for public good.

Day 1
April 27, 2021 17:00
Expo
Expo

Please visit our vendor booths in the Expo area.

Day 2
April 28, 2021 13:00
SpotLight Stage 2
Designing AI Use Cases for Data Quality Using Advanced Algorithms

The speakers will share how Jhpiego has utilized dedupe Python algorithms and CSVDedupe to cluster and identify potential participant duplicates.

Day 2
April 28, 2021 13:00
Spotlight Stage 1
Remote Stewardship and Support of Frontline Health Workers using their Mobile Phones: Key Learnings from Interventions using different approaches: WhatsApp, IVR, and Moodle

This session will be focused on sharing experiences on remote stewardship and support of health providers, with an emphasis on capacity building driven remotely through the providers mobile phones

Day 2
April 28, 2021 14:00
Spotlight Stage 2
Digital Ecosystems: Applying the 6 "P"s in the Transition to Digital Economies

Cardno International Development has been helping Serbia create e-commerce ecosystems, contributing to a digitally ready workforce...

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 2
April 28, 2021 14:00
SpotLight Stage 1
Using Digital Dashboards to Strengthen a Media Movement: The Experience of MTV Staying Alive Foundation

MTV-SAF is a media movement that uses storytelling to save lives. Since 2005, MTV-SAF has created groundbreaking content to improve young people’s health.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 2
April 28, 2021 15:00
Breakout
Rapid Deployment of a Last-Mile Data Collection Tool

Dharma Platform is an easy to use, mobile data collection tool that can be immediately deployed to capture real time data, regardless of connectivity.

Day 2
April 28, 2021 15:00
Breakout
Use of Artificial Intelligence for TB Case Detection in Nigeria

This session will discuss the design, deployment, management and impact of an AI tool for TB case finding in Nigeria.

Technical level: Not technical

Day 2
April 28, 2021 15:00
Breakout
From Visualization to Utilization: Getting KAP COVID-19 Data to Decision-Makers

This session describes the process of visualizing and disseminating the data.

Technical level: Not technical

Day 2
April 28, 2021 15:00
Breakout
COVID-19 Vaccinations in a Digital World: Blockchain Solutions

Discussion on Blockchain Solutions and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Technical level: Not technical

Day 2
April 28, 2021 15:00
Breakout
Introducing a Handbook for Mobile Data for Development

In this session, we will present a guiding resource for mobile for development (MD4D) practitioners and walk through its uses and purpose.

Day 2
April 28, 2021 16:00
Session
Panel: Investing in Fit for Purpose Sustainable Data Architecture

We will discuss the nuance of sustainable investment with a view toward future models that outperform the current paradigm.

Day 2
April 28, 2021 17:15
Gather
Networking event

Join us for Networking in a virtual world where participants can network using live video. Think of the virtual world as a reception area where you walk around and meet fellow attendees!

Day 3
April 29, 2021 13:00
Spotlight Stage 1
Using Biometrics for Verified Impact at the Last Mile

This session addresses some commonly asked questions around using biometrics at the last mile.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 3
April 29, 2021 13:00
Spotlight Stage 2
Digital Solutions for Informed Malaria Control and Decision-making Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zanzibar

We will explore how the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Tanzania program harnessed digital technology.

Day 3
April 29, 2021 14:00
Session
Improving Program Insights through Data Integration & Interoperability

Discussion on the approaches taken by BAO Systems, Jhpiego, and FHI360 to integrate multiple data sources and gain valuable programmatic insights.

Day 3
April 29, 2021 15:15
Breakout
Predicting Retention and Viral Suppression in HIV Programs

In this session, Lucien will show how machine learning can be used to identify HIV patients at risk for defaulting on treatment.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 3
April 29, 2021 15:15
Breakout
Think Like a Technologist: Data Analytics and Decision-Focused Strategies for Global Health

This session will help participants prepare to extract knowledge from their data analysis tools and develop strategies that support informed decision-making.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 3
April 29, 2021 15:15
Breakout
DHIS2 and COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Tools

This session will show tools for supporting COVID-19 vaccination planning, delivering and monitoring using DHIS2.

Technical level: Somewhat technical

Day 3
April 29, 2021 15:15
Breakout
Preparing Large Data Sets (for e.g. Mobile Network Operator Data) for Analysis

Cooper/Smith received access to anonymized call and message records from a leading mobile operator in the country.

Technical level: Technical

Day 3
April 29, 2021 15:15
Breakout
Rapid Development of Digital Health Solutions for COVID-19 Response for the Ministry of Health: Design and Deployment Experiences from UNICEF, Lilongwe, Malawi

Technical level: Not technical

Day 3
April 29, 2021 15:15
Breakout
Building Sustainable NHIS Foundational Technical Blocks for Efficient Data Use: The MoH of Burkina Faso Initiatives on Data Rationalization, Data Use and NHIS Governance.

Representatives from the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso will discuss how they have coordinated key technical initiatives towards a common vision of a strengthened National Health Information System (NHIS).

Day 3
April 29, 2021 16:15
Main Stage
Fireside chat: The Paradox of The Grand Bargain and The Global Pandemic

This session will explore how digital development and technology innovations have changed over the last few years and how donor funding trends are driving (or inhibiting) that development.

Day 3
April 29, 2021 17:00
Main Stage
Closing Remarks

Thank you message from the organizers.

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DHIS2 Aggregate Analytics Training

Join us for DHIS2 Aggregate Analytics training, taking place on April 30, 2021 from 09.00 - 17.00 CET. This course is aimed at any user wanting to learn more about DHIS2 analytics for the aggregate data model in DHIS2 to gain experience viewing data for programmatic decision making, reporting, and analysis. This training is optional, and you can chose between attending the GDD Summit, the training, or both!

Tickets

Take a look at different options we offer, and join the online experience.

Earlybird Promotion
LMIC
New
$ 50.00 USD
New
LMIC
  • All lectures
  • Networking
  • Virtual Happy Hour
  • Reserved for participants from low- and middle-income countries
Standard
-
$ 150.00 USD
-
Standard
  • All lectures
  • Networking
  • Virtual Happy Hour
Training Only
-
$ 400.00 USD
-
Training Only
  • One-day DHIS2 Training on Aggregate Analytics
Exhibitor
-
$ 400.00 USD
-
Exhibitor
  • All lectures
  • Added visibility and networking
  • Virtual Happy Hour
  • Booth in the virtual expo area
Premium
-
$ 475.00 USD
-
Premium
  • All lectures
  • Networking
  • Virtual Happy Hour
  • Full participant list
  • One-day DHIS2 Training on Aggregate Analytics

GDD Summit goals

Our goal for this event is to bring together key members of the development community who are using or desire to use digital solutions to address the health and development problems being faced worldwide. If this event helps just one person more successfully implement a solution that betters lives in their community, the event will be a success.

Call for speakers

We want to hear from you! Submit an abstract for a chance to present your work at the virtual DHIS2 Symposium.

submit an abstract

Testimonials

Laura Lincks
ICAP
"These events benefit me so much personally and professionally and I’m excited to see our BAO family again as well as the rest of the DHIS2 community”
Attendee
Symposium 2018
"This Symposium is highly useful for data and M&E people"
Attendee
DHIS2 Symposium 2020
"Great country level presentations. I was impressed with the quality of the speakers."

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