Visualizing Data in DHIS2

13 - 17 May 2024
Tlotlo Hotel,Gaborone, Botswana

About the Academy

Visualizing Data in DHIS2

DHIS2 comes equipped with a variety of built-in tools for visualizing data that can help organize your information, such as pivot tables, charts, maps and other visualizations, which can then be presented in customizable dashboards and shared with others in your organization for collaborative analysis and decision making. Knowing how these tools work, and how to choose the most appropriate tools and visualizations based on the kind of data and needs of the audience, are key factors in managing successful information systems.

The Visualizing Data in DHIS2 Academy builds upon the Aggregate Data Analysis Fundamentals course by diving into the tools in more depth. The Academy will provide you with the skills you need to use DHIS2 effectively to build reports, dashboards and design different outputs.

By successfully completing this Academy you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the visualization tools in DHIS2, and create your own charts, tables, maps, and dashboards
  • Learn best practices for creating visualizations, including how to produce relevant information that is easy to interpret in DHIS2
  • Get an introduction to data quality tools within DHIS2

Note: While the tools covered in this course are applicable to all DHIS2 data models, tools that are specific to Event and Tracker data are covered in the analysis courses for those data models.

Course outline

  • Built-in tools available within DHIS2 to produce analytical outputs
  • Increase the ability to use the core analytical applications within DHIS2 to produce reports
  • Use of analytical tools within DHIS2 to review data quality
  • Understand the impact certain design choices within DHIS2 have on how outputs can be made, customized and altered
  • Learn how certain components can be configured to better support the analysis of data

Share implementation challenges related to analytical outputs and potential solutions to address them.

Registration fees

The Academy fees are USD 650 and include:
- Training materials
- Lunch breaks
- Two coffee breaks per day

Participant profile

This Academy targets:

  • Operational Leads: You act as the lead project manager and will liaise with senior stakeholders to determine the vision of the HMIS. You are responsible for coordinating projects with internal and external partners and responsible for ensuring the implementation of an integrated design within the HMIS, considering approaches for long-term sustainability and how DHIS2 will function within an overall health information architecture.
  • Implementers: You are responsible for operationalizing and scaling up the DHIS2 configuration. You work with all other roles in order to understand a program's requirements and develop solutions to meet them. This includes adding additional functionality, integrating new programs, modifying routines to incorporate DHIS2 and supporting users to use the application. Processes and procedures, including upgrade procedures, managing metadata and users, etc. is often also drafted by the implementation team.
  • DHIS2 Trainers: You support the training of staff to use DHIS2, developing training material, documentation and job aids for use within the implementation. You can operate at various levels, focusing on fundamental concepts including data-entry, to more advanced concepts such as data use or system administration. Trainer's will typically overlap with another role, using their expertise from other roles to inform the content that is presented during training.
  • Subject matter experts: You have experience on how services are delivered within various settings (schools, health facilities, etc.) and understand the types of information that is required to effectively monitor and evaluate a program's delivery. You will be able to assist with the review and analysis of data, support the implementation of indicator frameworks and contribute to identifying and defining the types of analysis the program should routinely have access to.
  • Program Manager: You coordinate various project's within the specific program you are responsible for. Program managers are often responsible for the outcomes of these projects and for reporting progress directly within their organization (such as a government ministry). They have a broad understanding of their programs monitoring and evaluation needs, including the inputs and outputs required to manage the program effectively. Program manager's should work with the operational lead responsible for implementing DHIS2 in order to communicate their specific requirements. This can be one of their staff or a co-ordinating body, such as the Health Information Systems unit.
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DHIS2 Academy is a great way of sharing experiences from the implementations from the countries in the region. Visualizing Data in DHIS2 Academy 2024, Botswana will provide you an opportunity for networking with global DHIS2 experts in addition to participants from the region. Academy trainers are highly recognized experts within global HISP community with vast knowledge and expertise on DHIS2 and public health domain.

Dr. Prosper Behumbiize

HISP Uganda

Dr 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 the 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.

Dr. Wilfred Senyoni

HISP Tanzania

Dr. Wilfred Senyoni boasts over 15 years of experience as a Health Information Systems Implementer. He has played a key role in implementing national Health Information Systems in Tanzania and various other countries worldwide, including South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Eritrea, and Indonesia.
Dr. Senyoni is also a researcher whose work is firmly grounded in a participatory action research framework. This approach involves close collaboration with public health practitioners, data managers, and policymakers.
He possesses extensive experience managing research and consultancy projects involving diverse stakeholders at both national and regional levels.

Dr. Ayub Manya

HISP Kenya

Dr. Manya is a Public Health specialist with over 30 years of experience. He holds a PhD in health information systems and leads data analytics for the Kenyan Ministry of Health. A DHIS2 champion since 2010 (leading its Kenyan implementation), he trains others and consults internationally to leverage health data for improved healthcare systems.

Daisy Kusiima

HISP Uganda

As an experienced DHIS2 expert, DHIS2 Implementer, & DHIS2 trainer, Daisy brings expertise in health, education, and other DHIS2 domains. She is actively involved in DHIS2 projects both in Uganda and internationally, and has served as a DHIS2 trainer at various international academies.

Tuzo Engelbert

HISP Tanzania

A seasoned DHIS2 implementer and technical advisor, Tuzo offers extensive expertise across various health and non-health domains. His key strength lies in server administration and management.
Tuzo actively contributes to numerous DHIS2 projects within Tanzania and internationally. This includes providing technical assistance to countries in the region, building capacity for Ministry of Health teams, and serving as a trainer at multiple international DHIS2 academies.

Venuste Nsanzumuhire

HISP Rwanda

Venuste is seasoned DHIS2 implementer with over 13 years of experience. Currently leading DHIS2 implementation and capacity building efforts in the region. Supported the implementation of DHIS2 as the national HMIS system in Rwanda and subsequently transitioned to supporting DHIS2 implementation and capacity building across more than 10 countries within the region for international organizations.

Gift Francis Kaipa


Gift - DHIS2 expert boasts over 10 years in digital health solutions, specializing in DHIS2 implementations for the past 7 years. Their experience covers regional/national projects (system administration, tracker/aggregate customization, Android configuration, etc.) and capacity building. Currently leading the national DHIS2 core team, they excel in analytics and data visualization, having led the development of program-level dashboards for improved data use.

Arnold Marowa

HISP Zimbabwe

Arnold Marowa is a DHIS2 Implementer and Systems Support professional at HISP Zimbabwe. He provides technical expertise to the Ministry of Health, NGOs, and development partners, focusing on DHIS2 implementation and customization. Arnold actively contributes to DHIS2 training delivery, develops documentation and manuals, and ensures system health through troubleshooting, maintenance, and Linux server management.


The Academy fees are USD 650 and include: Training materials, Lunch breaks and Two coffee breaks per day

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Tlotlo Hotel & Conference Centre

Block 5, Gaborone, Botswana

The Tlotlo Hotel & Conference Centre in Gaborone, Botswana, offers a convenient location and a range of amenities.

  • Easy access: The hotel is just a 21-minute drive from the Gaborone International Airport (GBE-Sir Seretse Khama Intl).
  • Services offered: complimentary full breakfast, free roundtrip airport shuttle service. Each of the 84 well-appointed rooms features modern comforts like free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and satellite channels, ensuring a relaxing and productive stay.
  • Multilingual staff are on hand to assist you with any inquiries, while concierge services can help you plan your exploration of Gaborone's vibrant scene.
  • Relaxation and rejuvenation: Guests can unwind by the outdoor swimming pool, work out in the fitness center, or indulge in culinary delights at one of the two on-site restaurants. The poolside bar offers a perfect spot to relax with a refreshing beverage.
  • Unwind and explore: For those seeking pampering, the hotel offers rejuvenating spa services, the three sparkling outdoor pools.
  • Prime location: The hotel's proximity to popular attractions like Game City Mall, Gaborone Game Reserve, restaurants, bars, and nightlife makes it an ideal base for discovering the city. Whether you're interested in shopping, wildlife encounters, or simply experiencing the local culture, Tlotlo Hotel provides easy access to it all.


We are pleased to confirm a special discounted rate of USD 70 per night for attendees choosing to stay at the Tlotlo Hotel during the Academy. This rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, access to the swimming pool, and bottled water in your room.
To reserve your room at this discounted rate, please contact the Tlotlo Hotel directly

Airport and airlines

To reach Gaborone, travelers can conveniently fly into Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE). Situated just 11km (7 miles) north of Gaborone, this airport offers easy access to the city center, only a 15-minute drive away.
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport serves as a hub for various airlines, including Air Botswana, South African Airways, Air Namibia, Ethiopian Airlines, and many other international airlines.

For travelers coming from destinations beyond neighboring countries, it's common to have a stopover in South Africa. They can opt for direct flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to reach Botswana. These airports in South Africa provide convenient connections for onward travel to Gaborone.

Immigration and Visa info.

While most nationalities do not require a visa for travel to Botswana, some exceptions apply, including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Rwanda.
A complete list of countries requiring visas can be found here: https://evisa.gov.bw/.

For those who do require a visa, a tourist visa can be conveniently obtained online through this website: https://evisa.gov.bw/.
This single-entry visa, valid for 1 month, costs either US$25 or 300 Botswana Pula.
For more information: https://evisa.gov.bw/#/visaprocess

Airport Transfers/Shuttle:

Airport Taxis (you can ask from airport officials for directions) are available at the airport to various Hotel destinations in Gaborone at an average fare of about $40.


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

Time zone

GMT + 02:00


Gaborone experiences a subtropical desert climate in May. This translates to significant temperature swings between day and night, with generally low humidity. Rain is scarce throughout the months of May to October.
May boasts pleasantly cool weather, with mornings averaging around 10°C (50°F) and afternoons warming up to 28°C (82°F). This makes it a comfortable time to visit and explore the city.


Botswana Pula

Official language



Throughout Botswana, the voltage is 220 volts, and the electrical frequency is 50 Hz. Outlets in Botswana generally accept 1 type of plug, i.e., three round pins. Hotel rooms have all plugs to meet most country standards.

Leisure and Attractions

Gaborone offers a variety of activities to suit all interests:

  • Sightseeing: Explore the city with private or cultural tours.
  • Nature & Wildlife: Discover nearby nature reserves and wildlife areas through guided tours.
  • History & Culture: Immerse yourself in Botswana's history with historical tours or visits to sacred and religious sites.
  • Day Trips: Take advantage of half-day excursions or safaris.
  • Shopping & Entertainment: Explore shopping malls, bars, and restaurants.
  • Adventure: Embark on exciting 4WD adventures or multi-day tours.
Discover more attractions here: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/botswana/gaborone

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Contact Us

Should you have additional questions about the DHIS2 Academy in Uganda, please contact the DHIS2 Academy team at africa2024@dhis2.org


13 - 17 May 2024


Tlotlo Hotel & Conference Centre
Block 5, Gaborone, Botswana

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