DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy


University of Oslo and HISP Nigeria are pleased to announce the “DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy”, Level 1 to be held from 06 to 11 May 2019 at the Amber Residence Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.

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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/lagos DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy University of Oslo and HISP Nigeria are pleased to announce the “DHIS2 Analytics Tools Academy”, Level 1 to be held from 06 to 11 May 2019 at the Amber Residence Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. Amber Residence Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.

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.


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.

Aluka Terpase

HISP Nigeria
Aluka Terpase is a Health Management Information systems (HMIS) consultant with upwards of 13 years experience in the conceptualization, deployment and management of monitoring and evaluation systems. Beginning on the ground breaking DFID sponsored - Benue Health Fund, continuing through the Federal Ministry of Health’s NHMIS DHIS roll out and the health policy strengthening of the DFID projects: PRRINN and PATHS2. As a member of the DHIS2 Community, he is involved in facilitating at both National and Regional DHIS2 Academies in West and Central Africa.

Akumba Barnabas

HISP Nigeria
Barnabas Akumba is an IT Professional at HISP Nigeria. In his role, he has been responsible for the design, implementation, management and support of various Health Information Systems in the country including the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS). He has garnered over 9 years experience in the conceptualization, deployment and management of Health Information Systems in the region. As a member of the DHIS2 Community, he has facilitated at various DHIS2 Academies in Nigeria and the West and Central Africa region.


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

Lagos can be accessed through the Murtala International Airport, Ikeja Lagos. Various International Airlines fly in and out of the airport from various locations. The Domestic Terminals of the airport operates flights to various local destinations in Nigeria including Abuja the Federal Capital Territory which hosts the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is another major hub for International Airlines like Ethiopian Airline, British Airways, Air France, Emirates, Air Brussels etc. Passengers coming in to Nigeria through Abuja can get a local flight from Abuja to Lagos at anytime.

Immigration et visa

Travelling to Nigeria requires Visa from Nigerian Diplomatic Missions in your Country of residence or where there isn't any diplomatic mission, a traveler can request Visa on Arrival, which will be used to obtain a visa at any official point of entry in Nigeria. More details on the Visa on Arrival procedure can be found here: https://immigration.gov.ng/visa-on-arrival/. Participants from ECOWAS countries do not require Visa to enter Nigeria.

Airport Transfers

Airport Taxis (you can ask from airport officials for directions) are available at the airport to various Hotel destinations in Ikeja Lagos at an average fare of about NGN3000. If you will be staying at Amber Residence Hotel and will need to be picked up at the airport, we can arrange airport pickups to the hotel. You can book your pickup by sharing your travel itinerary with us at nigeria2019@dhis2.org stating that you require to be picked up at the Airport.


Amber Residence: situated in the Highbrow area of GRA Ikeja, Lagos is an ideal place for holiday and business travelers who are wishing for a serene and quiet environment. It offers access to a wide range of attractions and facilities, providing guests with comfort and convenience. The Hotel offers international standard services with express check-in using stress free cards alongside a welcoming glass of complimentary juice on arrival. The Hotel is known for its first class personalized service with well trained personnel always available to serve guests.


We are happy to confirm an exclusive discount rate at N20,000 per night and includes; free wifi, (Swimming, Gym), room, recreational and social within the hotel. Please use the following contact details for your booking:
Contact Person: Taiwo Asana
Tel: (+234) 802 385 3448
Email address: taiwoasana@gmail.com
Website: http://www.amberresidenceng.com


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

Leisure and Attractions

Lagos is a coast city blessed with a lot of beaches where tourists can visit. Ikeja is home to the famous African shrine built by the Afro legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Time zone

UTC +1


November to March is warm, dry and peak travel season. Rainy season starts from March to October, with rainfall at its peak from June to July. Highest temperature in March ranges from 26oC to 34oC


The official currency of Nigeria is the Nigerian Naira (NGN).

Banking and ATM

Cash is king and cash dispensers are everywhere. ATMs is only for withdrawing Nigerian Naira (NGN) . Most ATMs are in English language with a few having an option for French. Most ATMs have a maximum per withdrawal of NGN 120 thousand (around US$420). You can use your VISA, MASTER, Verve cards with all ATMs.
VISA, Verve and MASTERCARD are the most widely accepted cards in the country. JCB and AMERICAN EXPRESS are also accepted in some outlets. Many hotels, commercial centers, shops and restaurants accept credit cards. Check with the cashier before making any purchases.

Official language



Supply is 220V. Plugs are square British three pin, but most hotels have European two-pin adaptors.


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

Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Academy in Nigeria, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at nigeria2019@dhis2.org

Contact in Nigeria:
Barnabas Akumba (+2348036195778/
akumbabarns@hispnigeria.org.ng) or
Abigail Gaadi (+2348133217616/

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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.


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.


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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