Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)-– Projecto mOASIS/Jembi represented by Professor José Leopoldo Nhampossa, Mr. Ivan Pinto and Mr. Pierre Dane presented implementations of DHIS2 for two national monitoring and evaluations systems for the Ministry of Health (MISAU) and for the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Affairs (MGCAS) at the 2017 DHIS2 Experts Academy at the University of Oslo.
Maputo, August 2017 – As DHIS2 implementers in Africa, UEM-mOASIS/Jembi participated at
the 2017 DHIS2 Experts Academy at the University of Oslo from 14-18 August. DHIS2 is a web-based, free and open source platform running in more than 50 countries globally and provides a wide range of possibilities for building integrated information systems. In Mozambique, UEM-Moasis/Jembi provided technical support in the implementation of the national M&E system (SIS-MA) for the MISAU in 161 districts nationwide and for the national M&E system for the MGCAS in 18 sites in all provinces of the country funded by PEPFAR/CDC and USAID respectively.
During the conference, the UEM-mOASIS/Jembi generated a great deal of interest, questions and debate when they presented the experience, successes and challenges of implementing national M&E systems based on DHIS2 in Mozambique nationwide for two different public sectors to support the collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data used to plan public health and social services across the country. Particularly important is the cost effectiveness of such approach by re-using the same DHIS experience, structure and parameterization in two different public sectors resulting in considerable saving of time and resources in an economy of scale strategy.
The systems are functional, collecting data and providing preliminary statistics yet challenges remain in interoperability, data quality and change management. The team presented its experience in the area of interoperability for information exchange among different systems. Most delegates demonstrated admiration and interest in
Mozambique’s implementation of DHIS2 in the social welfare sector as it has mainly been implemented for the health sector across the world. The UEM-mOASIS/Jembi team attending the event learned tremendously from the information shared on practices applied by other DHIS2 implementers for possible use in Mozambique.