Updated on August 31, 2020


Created on October 7, 2018


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DHIS 2 is an open source, web-based health management system.  

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Product Description

DHIS2 was developed by the Health Information Systems Program (HISP) and it is supported by  the University of Oslo’s Department of Informatics. DHIS2’s main goal is to aggregate statistical data, and perform analysis on health data. The platform features management and presentation tools. DHIS2 can be used to monitor patient health, improve disease surveillance, map disease outbreaks, and enable health data access for health facilities and government organizations.

As of 2020, DHIS2 had been deployed in 72 low and middle-income countries, potentially covering over 2.3 billion people. If considering the implementation of these tools throughout NGO programs, DHIS is used in over 100 countries.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

Download any version of DHIS2 directly from the website

Distributions to Date Status

Design Specifications

DHIS2 offers a number of mobile solutions, including SMS, plain HTML, and Java options for feature phones as well as a Web-based solution with offline support for smartphones.

Technical Support

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Improve access to health data in underserved communities by governments and health institutions.

Vetted Performance Status

DQA (Data Quality Assessment) 2017 showed a significant increase in data accuracy from 43% to 83%, data timeliness from 62% to 80%,  data completeness from 64% to 78%, and data reliability from 67% to 87%.



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Academic Research and References

Haghdoost, A., KhosraviA., Hoseinabadi, F., 2018, The District Health Information System (DHIS2): A literature review and meta-synthesis of its strengths and operational challenges based on the experiences of 11 countries, Health Information Management Journal

Braa, J., Sahay, S., 2017, The DHIS2 Open Source Software Platform: Evolution Over Time and Space, Global Health Informatics. Principles of eHealth and mHealth to Improve Quality of Care, Publisher: The MIT Press

Arjuna, W., Manjula, D., Dissanayake, V., 2013, Implementation of District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) in Sri Lanka, Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics

Compliance with regulations

The DHIS2 Community respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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