HISP India is a not for profit NGO specializing since more than a decade in designing and implementing solutions in health informatics for the public health sector in Indian states, and also recently in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. We are not a solely technology focused organization, and pride ourselves for being multi-disciplinary and seeking to expand the knowledge domains of public health and informatics. We have a strong commitment to free and open source technologies, and work with a global perspective of the Health Information Systems Programmes (HISP) network, coordinated by the University of Oslo, Norway, and active in more than 20 countries in Africa and Asia.
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HISP South Africa
Health Information Systems Program South Africa (HISP-SA) is part of a global network of people, entities and organisations that design, implement and sustain Health Information Systems. HISP globally follows a participatory approach to support local management of healthcare delivery and information flows.
While HISP-SA is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation that specialises in the development and maintenance of health information systems. Since its establishment in 2003, it has been innovating and implementing health information systems mainly in resource constrained settings. HISP-SA believes that health care data should be used to improve decisions. They support people who work at all levels in the health system from data collectors in clinics, districts, clinics and hospitals, to information managers and decision/policy makers. While HISP-SA teams are based across numerous centres in South Africa, they also support health information systems development in other countries in Africa. They have partnered with local organisations, universities, and ministries of health in Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria, Southern Sudan, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Liberia, Uganda, DRC (in French) and in South East Asia (India and Myanmar), and through these partnerships have developed local teams of health information practitioners.
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HISP Uganda is a non-profit organization registered in Uganda and with the US Federal government for contracts or grants. It is comprised of a dedicated team of professionals from the domains of informatics and public health, and also draws upon the community of the Global Health Information Systems Program (HISP) Networks for specific expertise. HISP Uganda subscribes to and supports the broader HISP agenda of creating “networks of action” which seeks to strengthen collaborative action by learning and sharing about health information systems, including software development, customization, installation, training, and implementation experiences, in a collective network. HISP Uganda works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, higher institutions of learning, NGOs and implementing and development partners to fulfill the common health informatics aspirations.
HISP-Uganda Philosophy: HISP-Uganda philosophy is that of a collaborative south-south and south-north network aiming to improve health care in developing countries through research and implementation of Health Information Systems. HISP follows participatory community approach action research philosophy, where the focus is to work closely with the health officers and managers to introduce change and support HIS restructuring, through creating strong training component with significant linkages with educational and research institutions like universities, to ensure local sustainability through capacity building. In essence, HISP can be envisioned to be built around three main pillars; introducing change on the ground in HIS, continuous training and education, and research.
Technical Expertise: HISP Uganda pools together a team of Associate Members that are independent Health Information experts with a track record of over ten years in supporting Ministries of Health and Health System Providers. The Associates have hence gained critical expertise in HIS advocacy, development, training, implementation and use of health data by health managers for decision making and action. By the time of inception of HISP Uganda, the founders and the Associate members had extensively provided technical support and training to several organizations in East and Southern Africa through bi-lateral agreement that incorporated aspects of capacity building for the national HIS.
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HISP West Africa
Base in Lomé, HISP West Africa is a node of a global network of action and research in health information system called HISP coordinated by the University of Oslo, Norway. The team is composed of six permanently employed staff who are implementers (doctors, developers and public health experts), and an administrative team. Working mainly in Francophone countries, we have supported the implementation of DHIS2, for various projects. These include:
· The implementation of a DHIS2 pilot project in Togo in 2011, enabling the key actors of the Minister of Health to consider scaling up at the national leve;
· Support for scaling up of DHIS2 in Algeria from 2012 to 2014 where we designed the system for routine data collection and trained the different players in the health system on the use of DHIS2;
o HISP-WA participated in an academy which was organized in Algiers.
· Together with EngenderHealth, HISP-WA supported the AgirPF project since 2015 where we designed the system and trained users in various countries in the sub-region namely Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso and Cote d'Ivoire.
· We worked with the MIKOLO project in Madagascar.
· In Senegal, we have been working on the integration of logistics data (through Commcare HQ) and health care delivery data (in DHIS2).
· We have also developed a DHIS2 application for logistics management for the Democratic Republic of Congo and we are currently working on the restructuring of their DHIS2 database.
· We have been working with PSI since September 2015 through a call centre to support users in various West African countries.
HISP-WA also organizes training courses, especially academies and specialized training. We have participated in the DHiS2 academies in Liberia, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Benin and we have also organized 3 academies in Lome since September 2015
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Jembi Health Systems
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Jembi is driven by a passion for developing health information systems and to strengthen eHealth, with the ultimate goal of providing better care for the people living in low resource countries. Jembi works closely with donors and partners to improve the quality of healthcare.
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