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DHIS2 Curriculum

Welcome to the online classroom dedicated to learning DHIS2.

Watch a short video about the Curriculum.

Who is this curriculum for?

This training was developed for staff at NGOs, individuals responsible for conducting monitoring and evaluation activities, and DHIS 2 beginners.

There are two paths:

  1. Self-guided full course on implementing and maintaining an instance of DHIS 2 from the beginning
  2. FAQ for users who have some experience with DHIS2 but need a task-based refresher or quick question answered.

The materials are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International unless clearly stated otherwise. Anyone is welcome to copy, revise, use and share these materials without restriction for commercial or non-commercial purposes as long as they give recognition to the authors.

What’s involved?

The online curriculum contains videos, demonstrations, readings, and practice exercises to help you implement and use DHIS2. To keep all of your work in one place, we have created a curriculum workbook, available in the Code section of this site, along with a curriculum answer book, which will allow you to check your work as you go.

If you are taking this course as part of a DHIS2 QuickStart with LogicalOutcomes, you’ll meet once per week for 1.5 hours with a coach, and spend an additional ~2 hours per week on homework. The course lasts six weeks.

If you are following the curriculum on your own, you can set your own pace.

Why did LogicalOutcomes develop this curriculum?

DHIS2 is a versatile, and open source, monitoring and evaluation system. However, it has many components, and therefore requires some patience and perseverance to learn. We want to share our experiences in learning DHIS2 to help other organizations increase their capacity to implement and manage a customized DHIS2 instance. We encourage you to use all resources available (the instructional team, readings and videos) to support your ongoing learning.

So, what now?

Start with the Overview of DHIS2. From there, follow the links on the right-hand side sequentially to complete each activity.

If you have questions or comments please contact

Searching the curriculum

All training materials are accessed through the Curriculum Wiki. To search the curriculum, please enter your search term in the box at the top, and hit Enter. When you see the message, “we couldn’t find any code matching X”, click on Wikis, and you will see the matching search results.

DHIS2 Curriculum

Volume 1 – Building your instance

The Three Pillars of DHIS2

Organization Units – “The Where”

Data Elements – “The What”

Data Sets – “The When”

Adv. Data Collection – Categories and Option Sets


Volume 2 – Daily use of DHIS2

Data Entry



Volume 3 – Maintaining your instance (admin)


Data Quality

Access and Usability

Volume 4 – Importing and Exporting

Meta-Data Import

Meta-Data Export

Data Import

Data Export

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