DHIS2 Tracker Implementation Management Academy, Level 2

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University of Oslo and Ghana Health Service are pleased to announce the DHIS2 Tracker Implementation Management Academy to be held at the Mensvic Grand Hotel, Accra, from 9 to 14 March 2020

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About DHIS2 Tracker Implementation Management Academy, Level 2

This 6-day Academy covers how to prepare and plan for your Tracker projects. This is not a technical "how to" Academy on configuring a Tracker instance. Rather this is targeted toward project and program managers, tech leads and architects, HMIS managers, DHIS2 development partners, and others with broad responsibility for overseeing or sustaining a Tracker project.

Some topics that will be covered include internal readiness assessments, navigating legislation and policy concerns, strategies for capacity building and scaling, considerations for setting up your national core team, and building a long-term implementation plan. The goal for the academy is for each participant to leave with a framework for how to assess and plan their Tracker project.

Course outline

  • Review Tracker Features and Use Cases
  • Designing Implementations for Analytics Outputs
  • Strategies for Capacity Building
  • Frameworks for Outlining Implementation Requirements
  • Review of Security Considerations
  • System Assessment Frameworks
  • Developing an Implementation/Maintenance Plan
Duration: 6 days

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Facilitators

DHIS2 Facilitators for the Tracker Implementation Management Academy include key members of the Tracker team from University of Oslo, as well as local Tracker implementation experts from our regional HISP partners and the Ghana Health Service.

Shurajit (Nick) Dutta

University of Oslo
Background in Public Health, Health Informatics and Adult Education. Supports various academies and creates standard learning materials and meta-data packages.

Anne Thorseng

University of Oslo
Works with health information system strengthening across countries, coordinating and conducting country evaluations, assisting countries and funders on making plans, and developing implementation guidance for Tracker.

Mike Frost

University of Oslo
Mike has worked on digital health projects in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States in support of RMNCH, malaria, FP, and HIV programs. He is currently Product Manager for Tracker at UiO.

Markus Bekken

University of Oslo
Markus is team leader for Tracker development at UiO. During his work with Tracker over the last 5 years, he has supported many DHIS2 implementations in Africa and the Middle East. He is a leading expert in advanced Tracker concepts such as program rules and program indicators.

Dominic Kwabena Atweam

Ghana Health Service
Health Information Systems Analyst & Innovation Technology lead. Head Ghana DHIS2 Technical Team/HISP Ghana.

Kwame Adu Geegee

Ghana Health Service
Health Information Specialist. Tracker configuration Lead /HISP Ghana

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The Academy fees are USD 800 and include:

- Training materials
- Lunch breaks
- Two coffee breaks per day

Travel and Visa


Airport and Airlines

The Kotoka International Airport is an international airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The airport consists of two passenger terminals, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Terminal 2 serves only domestic flights, while Terminal 3 serves regional, international and long-haul operators.

Airport Transfers/Shuttle

Participants who stay at the Mensvic Grand Hotel will get a free airport pick up and drop off service as part of their reservation package. Uber services or Airport Taxis are also available at the airport to various hotel destinations in Accra for an average fare of around $10. If you are not staying at the venue but would like to arrange transportation from the airport via the organizers, you can book your pick and drop off at $25 per particiant by sending and email tomzrammy@gmail.com

Visa

All participants requiring a visa to travel to Ghana can request a support letter for their visa application by sending their Bio details and confirmed payment receipts to Rabiatu Alawiye mzrammy@gmail.com. Participants may obtain a visa the from Ghanaian Diplomatic Mission of their country of residence. In countries without a Ghanain Diplomatic Mission, participants should send a request online for visa on arrival from the Ghana Immigration Authourity. Single entry tourist visa costs $75.



Invitation Letter: The event organisers will issue support letters, if required, only to those delegates who have registered for the academy.

Location

Mensvic Grand Hotel: Within East Legon, lies within 1.6 km from the Accra Mall, 3.7 km from the Kotoka International airport, and 10 km from the Accra city center. Mensvic is a 3-star hotel which has a wide selection of rooms ranging from single and double deluxe, twin rooms and fully furnished executive apartment with state-of-the-art facilities. Accommodations include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, personal room coffee and tea making facilities, a kitchenette, and a terrace balcony. Room service is available 24/7. Dining options include an international restaurant, and a snack bar. There is a medium-sized flood lit swimming pool, a poolside snackbar, as well as a spa, gym and a rooftop sports lounge.



Accommodation

We are pleased to offer an exclusive discount rate of USD 85/ per night for accommodation at Mensvic Hotel. This rate includes:
- Free WiFi
- Bed and breakfast
- Swimming

Particpants who would like to reserve accomodation at the confrence venue should send a direct mail to the hotel - info@mensvichotels.com and copy Miss Rabiatu Aliwiye at Rabiatu Alawiye mzrammy@gmail.comand mention DHIS2 Academy to request the special rate. Several other Hotels around the conference venue can be booked through Booking.com or Hotel.com. Recomended Hotels include AH hotel, Miklin Hotel, MJ Grand hotel Erata Hotel, all a 5-20 mins walk from the conference venue. There are also several 5-star hotels at the Airport city near the airport such as IBIS styles, Holiday Inn, Marriot, and Aiprort View that are all around a 5-10 minute drive to the conference venue. Uber services are easily availble.



Leisure and Attractions

There are plenty of beaches to visit, most of them are open to the public. museums and souvenir markets are among a wide range of activities to engage in. The Academy organizers are also offering an optional social excursion to the Aqua Safari Resort on the afternoon and evening of the last day of the Academy program. Please indicate in your registration form if you are interested in participating in this event.

Time zone

UTC +0

Climate

March is the beginning of the rainy season in southern Ghana. The average temperature during March is 28°C with 12 hours of daylight.

Currency

Ghana Cedi (GHS)

Official language

English

Electricity

Type G British BS-1363 Type D Indian BS-546 5amp 220-240 Volts AC.

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Terms and Conditions


These Terms & Conditions apply to every person registering as a participant to a DHIS2 Academy.

Academy Registration

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.

Academy Collaterals

The Academy Organisers cannot guarantee that Academy collaterals will be available for late registrations. All materials will be distributed on-site.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Insurance

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.

Name Badge

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.

Invitation Letter

Participants requiring an official invitation letter from the Academy Organisers can request one by email. Participants must first register to the Academy.

Visas

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.

Data Protection

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 max@dhis2.org.

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.

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