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DHIS2 Symposium 2020


Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – Thursday, September 17, 2020

Abt Associates is a proud platinum level sponsor of the 2020 DHIS2 Symposium, a virtual event that brings together experts from global development agencies, governments, and non-governmental organizations to share the latest insights on using data to inform decision-making that will have impact. The event will highlight creative uses of District Health Information Software (DHIS) 2 to solve common challenges in collecting, managing, visualizing, and most importantly, using data. This year’s program will focus on integrated analytics. 

Abt staff will participate in the following activities:

Thursday, September 3 | 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. ET
Fully Integrated DHIS2-based M&E Platform - A Complex Use Case in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Abt Associates will present on the program and its aims. Bluesquare will provide a more technical perspective on how the needs have been addressed through DHIS2 and other tools.
Presenters: Christine Potts, Abt Associates; Grégoire Lurton, BlueSquare

Tuesday, September 8 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
DHIS2 to Analytics Platform: Abt Associates and BAO Systems Use Case
While DHIS2 is a robust platform, many organizations face the challenge of growing analysis needs beyond what is housed in their core DHIS2 systems. BAO Systems’ Analytics Platform addresses these needs by enabling: ingestion of multiple and varied datasets and data formats (including DHIS2); warehousing of integrated datasets; and data analysis and visualization in multiple BI tools. Our Analytics Platform provides the foundation for advancing analytics within PEPFAR as well as for our partners. Abt Associates recognizes that modern analytics and data science requires both a highly skilled, multi-faceted team and a robust platform. Abt Associate’s people and tools support a wide range of data collection and integration, quantitative, qualitative, geospatial, and visualization needs and work using classic analytic and modern data science techniques
Presenters: Katherine Lew and Lars Helge Overland, BAO Systems; Branden Kornell and Theo Gimenez, Abt Associates

Wednesday, September 16 | 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. ET
Large Scale, Quick Turnaround: Verifying & Using Data in DHIS2 With an Emphasis on Timeliness
Your team has 30 days to reach 500,000 households with a life-saving intervention. How can you ensure that your program is on track? We will explore examples from PMI VectorLink countries where we use data for real-time decision-making to guide Indoor Residual Spraying campaigns for malaria prevention. We will discuss how we examine DHIS2 data to understand implementation progress and coverage at a granular level for day-to-day operational decision-making. By integrating multiple data streams, we will demonstrate how we use built-in analytics to enhance data quality and investigate discrepancies in a timely manner to inform programmatic needs.
Presenters: Lilly Siems and Jillian Berkowitz, Abt Associates

Thursday, September 24, 4:00 p.m. ET
Poster: Integration of Private Sector in Madagascar National HMIS
Presenter: Fanantenana Randriamahenintsoa, SHOPS Plus, Abt Associates

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