DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy, Level 1

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University of Oslo and HISP Uganda are pleased to announce the “DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy”, Level 1 to be held from 18 to 23 March 2019 at the Imperial Resort Beach, Entebbe, Uganda.

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About DHIS2 Analytics Tools 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!

Add to Calendar 03/18/2019 08:00 AM 03/23/2019 05:00 PM Africa/Kampala DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy University of Oslo and HISP Uganda are pleased to announce the “DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy”, Level 1 to be held from 18 to 23 March 2019 at the Imperial Resort Beach, Entebbe, Uganda. Imperial Resort Beach, Entebbe, Uganda.



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 DHIS 2.

*These Learning Objectives might be subject to change.

Facilitators

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 Behumbiize

HISP Uganda
Prosper Behumbiize is currently working with the DHIS2 Global Implementation Team with the Global HISP – University Of Oslo and he is based at HISP Uganda. Previously, Prosper worked with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Uganda where he was supporting design and implementation of Health Information for 13 years. He is a DHIS2 community member and has supported a number regional and global national DHIS2 implementations. He is a prominent DHIS2 use case implementer and his expertise has been recognized by a number of Organizations and Agencies through awards and recognitions among other distinctions.

Wilfred Senyoni

HISP Tanzania
Wilfred is a researcher at the University of Oslo, Norway researching in Health Information Systems. He has worked with several HIS since 2009 as a developer, implementer and trainer. His work portfolio includes the national wide implementation of District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS 2), Human Resource for Health Information System (HRHIS) and electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (eIDSR) in Tanzania. His research and work in implementing HIS have engaged him in projects in East, Central and Southern Africa as well as in Asia.

Eric Munyambabazi

HISP Uganda
Eric is currently working as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team Lead at HISP Uganda. He possesses over 12 years of working experience as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professional and Trainer, including experience as Management Information System specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation specialist, systems analyst, and Computer systems programmer. He has specialized training and work experience in public health including program planning and management, Implementation, performance monitoring and evaluation of public health programs and interventions including designing of tools, data collection, data validation, designing databases, data analysis using various software packages. Eric is part of the DHIS2 global community and has been pivotal in implementation of DHIS2 based solutions in the health, water, agriculture and natural resources domains within the region.

Andrew Muhirwe

HISP Rwanda
Muhire, a member of HISP Rwanda, is the Sector Monitoring and Evaluation, HMIS, and Report Lead Specialist for the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Since 2012, Andrew has been at the forefront of implementation of DHIS2 as the national HMIS system in Rwanda and promoting use of data to inform decision making and change in health policies. He has over 10 years’ experience in design, development and implementation and training in information systems in Rwanda and the Region.

Registration

Registration Fees

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 Transfers

Airport Taxis (you can ask from airport officials for directions) are available at the airport to various Hotel destinations in Entebbe at an average fare of about $15. If you will be staying at Imperial Resort Beach 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 $10 per person per trip. You can book your pick up by sending an email to academy2019@hispuganda.org stating that you are a participant for the DHIS2 Academy.

Location

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel: A five star luxury hotel offering accomodation and conference facilities seated on 27 acres of landscaped gardens at the shores of L.Victoria. It is located in Entebbe,30 minutes a way from Kampala City- the capital of Uganda and 7 minutes from Entebbe International Airport. It has nine conference halls each with the Ziba Conference Centre well equipped with six hi-tech screens descending from every corner of the ceiling, with a follow-on camera and a cordless digital sound system fitted with hi-tech lights which operate on remote control inclusive a state-of-the-art interpretation system.



Accommodation

We are happy to confirm that an exclusive discount rate of USD, 90 per night including; free WiFi, bed and breakfast, swimming, gym, steam and sauna, beach and water in the room. Please use the following contact details for your booking:
Tel; + 256 782 012 856 / + 256 752 012 856(Guest relations Officer); Reception Desk Tel; +256 414 303 000
Email address: gro@irbh.com
Website: https://www.imperialhotels.co.ug/ImperialResortBeachHotel.html



Invitations

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

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 90 minutes boat ride to Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary or a 3 hour Ferry to Kalangala Islands across lake Victoria. Persons who enjoy night life will have a variety of bars and restaurants in Entebbe to enjoy from. You can also take a 40 minutes drive across the Entebbe-Kampala Express highway to enjoy the various attractions and night life in Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda.

Come play hard and study hard!


Time zone

UTC +3

Climate

It is sunny and beautiful in March. The weather is warm ranging from 27° - 13°. Check the lastest weather forecast for March in Entebbe here.

Currency

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.

Official language

The national language is English and commonly used local language for communication and trade in Entebbe is Luganda. Don't leave Uganda without learning a Luganda word!

Electricity

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.

Practicalities

Laptop: The participants are expected to bring their own laptops.

Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Academy in Uganda, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at kampala2019@dhis2.org


Contact in Entebbe:
Amuha Monica Grace
+256759801073
(Mobile/Viber/Whatapps)

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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 aliceal@ifi.uio.no.

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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