DHIS2 Logistics Data Integration Academy, Level 2

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University of Oslo and HISP Malawi are pleased to announce the DHIS2 Logistics Data Integration Academy, Level 2 to be held from 4 to 8 May, 2020 at the Umodzi Park Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi.

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About DHIS2 Logistics Data Integration Academy, Level 2

This DHIS2 Logistics Data Integration training will focus on how we can use DHIS2 to better manage health commodity availability. This involves improved stock management at community and facility level, and the use of service data and logistics data to improve availability and reduce bottlenecks. We will look at options for using DHIS2 to collect logistics data, as well as options for interoperability with other systems.

The audience for this Academy should be familiar with managing stocks, analyzing stock availability, and comparing stock data with health program indicators. Prior experience with DHIS2 is strongly recommended. A team with both logistics management responsibilities and experience and DHIS2 configuration experience would be ideal.

Duration: 5 days

Learning Objectives

  • Various supply chain data flow models in DHIS2
  • Supply chain terminology and meta-data
  • Supply chain indicator calculations in DHIS2
  • Supply chain analytics configuration in DHIS2
  • Basics of interoperability with other LMIS

Course outline

  • Day 1 - Supply chain data flow models, terminology, and indicators
  • Day 2 - Visualizing supply chain data and comparing service data to supply data
  • Day 3 - Continued visualization of supply chain data
  • Day 4 - Admin: Considerations for incorporating supply chain data into the HMIS Technical: Configuring advanced supply chain indicators in DHIS2
  • Day 5 - Admin: Planning for supply chain data in the HMIS.
    Technical: Forming and sustaining interoperability with OpenLMIS

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Facilitators

Attending this Academy will provide you an opportunity for networking with global and regional DHIS2 experts. Academy trainers are highly recognized experts within global HISP community with vast knowledge and expertise on DHIS2 and public health domain.

Scott Russpatrick

University of Oslo
Scott is a DHIS2 implementation adviser and data quality and analytics product manager at the University of Oslo. His responsibilities include supporting corner case DHIS2 implementations globally, creating the software development roadmaps for data quality and analytics, and coordinating advanced DHIS2 trainings. Scott is also UiO point person for community based information systems and logistics management information systems.

Kimberly Frost

University of Oslo
Kim is a member of the UiO implementation team and is the DHIS2 clinical advisor. Kim provides guidance on requirements and content related to clinical-facing components of DHIS2 such as Tracker and analysis products. Kim has worked closely with WHO, UNICEF, GAVI and HISP groups on immunization tracker, AEFI, birth registration, campaign monitoring and other projects.

Johan Sæbø

University of Oslo
Johan has a PhD in Information Systems and works with DHIS2 as a Senior Engineer at University of Oslo. He has 17 years experience working in the HISP project, carrying out research and implementation activities around use of DHIS2.

Mbongeni Chizonda

HISP Malawi
Mbongeni is a Technical Operations Manager at HISP Malawi with over 10 years professional experience in various ICT domains including Health Information Systems. She is a Technical Assistant to the Malawi Ministry of Health and Population, where her responsibilities include oversight of the HMIS, data management and analysis, training facilitation and collaborating with various partners throughout the MoHP on DHIS2 implementation.

Kondwani Kuthyola

Kuunika Data for Action
Kondwani is a Certified Associate in Project Management and SCRUM certified Product Owner. Kondwani is currently working as a Product Manager under the Kuunika Data for Action project and his responsibilities include; managing stakeholders, requirements gathering, strategy and road mapping, leading a software team to develop digital health interventions such the national Interoperability Layer, Terminology Service, Master Health Facility Registry. Kondwani has a Masters degree in Information Management and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science

Bwighane Clive Mwalwanda

Kuunika Data for Action
Bwighane is a software developer experienced in working with health systems interoperability. Currently, he is working as a software products manager for Luke International Norway under the Kuunika Data for Action project. Bwighane holds a bachelor of science degree in Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics and Computing) obtained from the University of Malawi, The Polytechnic.

Ismail Koleleni

University of Dar es Salaam
Information Systems Developer and Academic Staff at University of Dar es Salaam

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The Academy fees are USD 750 and include:

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

Travel and Visa


Airport and Airlines

Kamuzu International Airport (also known as Lilongwe International Airport) is the primary air gateway to Malawi. The main airlines operating in Malawi are Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Malawian Airlines, Proflight Zambia, and South African Airways.

Airport Transfers/Shuttle

Airport taxis are available and trips can be arranged to a variety of hotel destinations around Lilongwe at an average cost of approximately USD 25-30 (or more, depending on distance). Most hotels also offer airport transfer services. The Umodzi Park Hotel offers shuttle service for USD 35--you can request this service directly from the hotel when you make your room booking.

Visa

Travelers from a large number of countries are eligible to obtain visa on arrival in Malawi. Travelers from countries requiring a visa can apply online through Malawi's new e-Visa platform: eVisa.gov.mw. The fee for a single-entry visa is USD 75. The full list of countries that do and do not require a visa can be found here.
For more information, please review the official Malawi immigration website:
https://www.immigration.gov.mw/



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

Location

The Umodzi Park Hotel is poised in the central business district of Lilongwe, Malawi, positioned less than one kilometer from the city center and 25km from the airport. Umodzi Park is a 5 star hotel featuring 130 rooms, conference facilities, a spacious reception area with bar and lounge, a restaurant serving local and international cuisine, spa, gym, and terrace bar with a view over the surrounding area. Rooms include air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi, private bathroom, safe, and tea and coffee-making facilities.



Accommodation

We are happy to offer an exclusive discount rate of USD 150 per night at the Umodzi Park Hotel. This rate includes free WiFi, bed and breakfast, and use of the hotel's swimming pool and gym.

Please use the following contact details for your booking:
Reception Desk on Tel; +265 1789 888 or +265 1789 875;
Email address: reservations@umodzipark.co.mw
Website: https://www.umodzipark.co.mw/



Leisure and Attractions

The Academy venue is very close to local attractions such as the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Parliament Building, and the Kamuzu Mausoleum. Outside of the city (a 1.5 to 2-hour drive), Lake Malawi draws visitors from around the world to its clear water and sandy shores. Find more attractions here: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/malawi/lilongwe/attractions/a/poi-sig/355419

Time zone

UTC +2

Climate

Malawi has a humid subtropical climate, although temperatures in Lilongwe are milder than other locations at the same latitude due to the city's elevation. May is the dry season in Lilongwe with warm days and cool nights. The average daytime high temperature in May is 23°C and the average low temperature is 13°C.

Currency

Local currency is the Malawian Kwacha (MWK). Most shops in Lilongwe will only accept Kwacha, though some hotels and higher-end restaurants may accept USD or other currencies. ATMs and currency exchange agencies are available at the airport and in Lilongwe city center.

Official language

English and Chichewa

Electricity

Type G British, 230 Volts / 50 Hertz 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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