The True Cost of FREE: DHIS2 Set-up, Training & Maintenance

Logical Outcomes & NPOKI

NOTE: This is not a NetHope-sponsored webinar and is posted as a courtesy.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET

The True Cost of FREE: DHIS2 Set-up, Training & Maintenance

DHIS2 is the popular open source monitoring, evaluation, and reporting solution. The code is available at dhis2.org for free! But what does DHIS2 really cost to set up and maintain? Join this webinar for a discussion geared towards small and medium sized NGOs, where we will address the following key questions:

  • What does it cost to get a DHIS2 implementation up and running?
  • To maintain a functional DHIS2 system, what roles must an NGO be prepared to train for in-house? What roles can be outsourced?
  • What are the effort and cost implications?
  • What cost-effective DHIS2 training options exist?

Join our panelist, Emma Ayebazibwe, Nicholas Santillo, and Steven Uggowitzer to learn about DHIS2 and its real and hidden costs.

We welcome M&E and IT-focused iNGO staffers who are currently considering or using DHIS2, to bring your questions.


Emma Ayebazibwe is a DHIS2 implementer, with experience in the health sector supporting Ministry of Health Uganda in customization and roll out of the current national electronic Health Management Information Systems (eHMIS). Emma has worked on the DHIS2 tracker for evaluating a Web-Based Electronic Medical Records System to improve long term and longitudinal tracking of MCH clients. Emma is currently studying a Master's in Health Infomatics from University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and is a member of the HISP Uganda network, a LogicalOutcomes consultant and DHIS2 Tracker expert for HISP Tanzania network.

Nicholas Santillo is an educator, performer, producer and project manager who has worked in the creative, academic and non-profit sectors for over eight years.  He specializes in using storytelling to facilitate learning, especially across diverse cultures and backgrounds. In the non-profit sector Nicholas is developing and managing the online DHIS2 curriculum for LogicalOutcomes. He produces video content to enhance and support interactive online learning sessions, and facilitates the development of evaluation frameworks that can be implemented within the District Health Information Software (DHIS2).

Steven Uggowitzer has over twenty years experience in engineering internet technology, information and management systems; and over 15 years of international experience in public health and global health related information systems, deploying mission critical tools in large enterprise environments; and ICT support to health technical programmes at global, regional and country level. Steven is currently focused on interoperability and systems architectures based around DHIS2.