About DHIS2 Information Use Academy, Level 1
Data has to tell a story, and the visualization techniques employed will dictate the quality of the narrative. In information management systems, data is consumed for decision making through clear and concise dashboards (collections of different data visualizations, charts, maps, and pivot tables). Choosing the most appropriate visualization technique or dashboard to convey a certain message or target a specific audience is key for program success.
This training in Health Management and DHIS2 Analytics is an exciting combination of principles learning, key concepts of Information Use, Monitoring and Evaluation in the context of public health and the tools in DHIS2 to support these. Through lectures, hands-on exercises and discussion with peers, participants will be well equipped to enhance the use of DHIS2 in their daily work.
The purpose of this Academy is to:
- Promote the use of information systems as a tool for decentralized program management
- Provide participants with a thorough understanding of data use (mining and visualization) mechanisms in DHIS2
- Impart data-use best practices and to provide you with real experiences using data to make decisions
- Provide participants with a thorough understanding of data quality monitoring tools and mechanisms
- Define core system structures that need to be in place for any information system Learning Objectives
Through presentations, examples, and exercises with real data, you will be equipped with an understanding of the various data visualization techniques, analysis concepts, data quality measures, and dashboard creation in DHIS2.
More information on the DHIS2 Academy, Level 1: Information Use here!
Through presentations, examples, and exercises with real data, you will be equipped with an understanding of the various data visualization techniques, analysis concepts, data quality measures, and dashboard creation in DHIS 2.
*These Learning Objectives might be subject to change.
A practical training program will make sure the facilitators and participants can work together on learning the principles and skills to review the adoption of immunization standards and features locally. With an emphasis on experience and solution sharing among countries and to promote networking and collaboration among DHIS2 implementers in the region, this academy will include several global and regional DHIS2 experts where you will be able to discuss your requirements and implementations during the academy.
Prosper BehumbiizeHISP Uganda
Wilfred SenyoniHISP Tanzania
Eric MunyambabaziHISP Uganda
Andrew MuhirweHISP Rwanda
The Academy fees are USD 750 and include:
- Training materials
- Lunch breaks
- Two coffee breaks per day
Please complete the registration form below to register for the academy.
Travel and Visa
Airport and Airlines
The largest airport in Uganda is Entebbe International Airport and is the single air gate to the international community. The main international airlines flying to Entebbe International Airport from various destinations include; Kenyan Airways, Rwanda Air, South African Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Qatar Airways and KLM.
Immigration et visa
All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country. Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the ports of entry in the country or where there’s not a mission abroad, the traveler applies online to the Uganda e-immigration system on https://visas.immigration.go.ug. All travellers to the Repubic of Uganda MUST have a valid Yellow Fever Immunisation card. Single entry tourist visa costs $50. Participants from EAC and COMESA countries will not require Visa to enter Uganda. Other countries that don't require visa include; Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Ghana, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent-Tonga, Ireland, Libya.
Airport Taxis (you can ask from airport officials for directions) are available at the airport to various Hotel destinations in Kampala at an average fare of about $45. If you will be staying at Speke Resort Munyonyo hotel or near by and will need to be picked up at the airport, we have arranged airport pickups to the hotel at negoatiated rate of $30 per person per trip. You can book your pick by sending and email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you are DHIS2 Academy.
Speke Resort Munyonyo: A five star luxury hotel offering accomodation and conference facilities seated on 90 acres at the shores of L.Victoria. It is located in Munyonyo, 30 minutes a way from Kampala City- the capital of Uganda and 1 hour from Entebbe International Airport. It is by the shores of Lake Victoria, with an Olympic size swimming pool, equestrian centre, 5 star restaurants, gymnasium and sports facilities.
We are happy to confirm that an exclusive discount rate of USD, 80 per night including; free WiFi, bed and breakfast, swimming, gym and water in the room. Please use the following contact details for your booking Reception Desk on:
Tel; +256 414 227 111/ +256 417 716 000; +256 752 711 714 (Duty Manager);
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Leisure and Attractions
Visiting Uganda the Pearl of Africa for business or Pleasure is memorable!
Home to the source of the world's longest river (river Nile), the world's remaining Mountain Gorillas, vast and diverse natural wild life reserves; Blessed with tropical, all year round summer weather, a diverse cultural heritage of over 50 local tribes, snow caped mountains, natural water rafting spots, vibrant night life. A wealth of unexploited natural resources and a young educated population. Take a boat ride to Bulango Island or Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary located 30 minutes drive from Speke Resort Munyonyo across lake Victoria. You can also take a 10 minutes drive to Ggaba landing site to enjoy fresh fish with the locals. Persons who enjoy night life will have a variety of bars and restaurants around Munyonyo and in the city to dance till they drop.
Come play hard and study hard!
It is sunny and beautiful in March. The weather is warm ranging from 27° - 13°. Check the lastest weather forecast for March in Kampala here.
Ugandan Shillings (UGX) - Exchange rate as of Dec 2018: 1 USD = 3,695.70 UGX
Banking and ATM
ATMs are for withdrawing Ugandan Shillings and specific ATMs can withdraw in US Dollars. Most ATMs have an option of selecting English or local language versions. Most ATMs have a maximum per withdrawal of UGX 2 million (around US$540). You can use your VISA, MASTER cards with Ugandan ATMs.
Many hotels, commercial centers, shops and restaurants accept credit cards. Check with the cashier before making any purchases. Bear in mind that some places apply a surcharge for credit card purchases: VISA and MasterCard approx 2% to 3%, American Express: 4% surcharge. NOTE: Check the percentage charged before you pay.
The national language is English and commonly used local language for communication and trade in Kampala is Luganda. Don't leave Uganda without learning a Luganda word!
In Uganda the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V Alternating Current and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Laptop: The participants are expected to bring their own laptops.
Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Academy in Uganda, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions
These Terms & Conditions apply to every person registering as a participant to a DHIS2 Academy.
Only fully completed registration forms will be considered. After reviewing each registration, the Academy Organisers will send a confirmation/information email. This email will include all the details related to the payment of the registration fees.
Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the registration fees is received.
Each Academy has a ceiling. If the maximum capacity is reached, the Academy Organisers reserve the right to refuse additional registrations and to close the registration form.
Methods of Payment
Payments should be made in advance, before the Academy starts, by bank transfer or PayPal. Participants who made a late payment (from 3 days before the Academy starts) are invited to bring a copy of their payment slip to the registration desk the first day of the Academy.
All bank fees and money transfer costs must be covered by the transmitter. Any negative balance will be collected on site. Kindly indicate the Academy name and the participant’s full name as a reference on all bank transfers.
The Academy Organisers cannot guarantee that Academy collaterals will be available for late registrations. All materials will be distributed on-site.
Notice of cancellation (sickness, lack of funding or any other personal reasons) must be made in writing by email to the Academy Organisers. The date of the email will be the basis for considering refunds. Please indicate your bank details on your written cancellation. Refunds will be made after the conference.
Registration fees may be refunded as follows (depending on the Organisers' contracts with their vendors):
- Up to 4 weeks before the Academy: 100% refund
- From 4 weeks to 7 days before the Academy: 50% refund
- From 6 days to the Academy: no refund
The Academy Organisers reserve the right to reimburse the participant after deducting costs already incurred for the bank transfers.
No refunds will be granted for unforseen events or early termination of attendance, or any other incidents during the Academy, which are beyond the control of the Academy Organisers.
Cancellation of the Academy
In the event that the Academy cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the Academy organisers, the Academy organisers cannot be held liable by participants for any damages, costs such as transportation, accommodation, and other expenses incurred by the participants.
All expenses in relation to the Academy, the registration and the attendance are the sole responsibility of the participants.
Under these circumstances, the Academy Organisers reserve the right to reimburse the participant after deducting costs already incurred for the bank transfers.
The registration fee does not include insurance. The Academy Organisers do NOT provide any form of insurance and do not take any responsibility for accidents or illnesses that might occur during the DHIS2 Academy and in the course of travel to or from the Academy place. Therefore, each participant is solely responsible for his/her safety, security and health.
Moreover, participants shall be aware of their health insurance policy and take appropriate measures to ensure their coverage for any hazards which might occur when attending the DHIS2 Academy.
Modification of the Programme and Venue Change
The Academy Organisers reserve the right to amend the Academy programme, including making changes to the speakers/facilitators appearing and/or subjects covered. No refunds can be granted in case of cancellation of speakers/facilitators, programme change or any other incidents during the Academy which are beyond the control of the Organisers.
The Academy Organisers reserve the right to move the Conference to a larger or smaller venue, if the level of participant registrations warrants.
The name badge must be worn at all times during the Academy. Access to the venue will not be granted without the DHIS2 Academy name badge.
Participants requiring an official invitation letter from the Academy Organisers can request one by email. Participants must first register to the Academy.
It is the sole responsibility of the participant to take care of his/her visa requirements. Participant who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure.
The Academy Organisers will collect and store datas for the preparation and execution of the Academy.
HISP-UiO performs monthly e-mailings (which include photographs/videos) and/or communications on social media regarding the DHIS2 Academy. If you do not wish to appear in the marketing visuals, please send an email to email@example.com.
Email contact details of participants will not be passed on to third parties. Participants may unsubscribe from these mailing campaigns at any time.
Limitation of Liability
The participant agrees to be responsible for all property he or she brings to the Academy venue.