Collect, manage,

visualize and explore

your data

DHIS2 is the flexible, web-based open-source information system with awesome visualization features including GIS, charts and pivot tables.

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Global impact

DHIS2 is the world's largest health management information system (HMIS) platform, in use by 72 low and middle-income countries. 2.3 billion people (30% of the world's population) live in countries where DHIS2 is used, and it has also been deployed in a variety of other contexts.

Integrated system

DHIS2 is typically used as national health information systems for data management and analysis purposes, for health program monitoring and evaluation, as facility registries and service availability mapping, for logistics management and for mobile tracking of pregnant mothers in rural communities.

Runs on everything

With DHIS2 you can capture data on any type of device, including desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and feature phones. Most solutions work-offline, enabling improved reach in locations with poor connectivity. DHIS2 provides a wide range of solutions based on HTML5, SMS and Java.

DHIS2 Overview

DHIS2 is a free, open-source software platform for collecting, analyzing, visualizing and sharing data. The DHIS2 data model supports both aggregate and individual-level data including features for monitoring and following up with individual people or entities over time and data entry via the DHIS2 web portal, mobile Android app, or direct import. DHIS2 is the world's leading Health Management Information System (HMIS), and it has also been deployed in a variety of other contexts, including for the management of education, logistics, and agriculture projects, among others.

Data management and analytics

DHIS2 lets you manage aggregate data with a flexible data model which has been field-tested for more than 15 years. Everything can be configured through the user interface: You can set up data elements data entry forms, validation rules, indicators and reports in order to create a fully-fledged system for data management. DHIS2 has advanced features for data visualization, like GIS, charts, pivot tables and dashboards which lets you explore and bring meaning to your data.

All your data in one place

DHIS2 gives you great dashboards which easily lets you place all of your data in a single view. Search and drag charts, maps and pivot tables into your dashboard. Create any number of dashboards and easily switch between them. Include your personal messages and alerts directly. Click on any dashboard item to drill down and explore it further.


You can expand the reach of DHIS2 through a wide range of mobile solutions. DHIS2 lets you register cases, events and personal information, track individuals, conduct surveys and capture aggregate data, all through a mobile phone. DHIS2 offers an Android mobile application DHIS2 Capture for use on smartphones, as well as a range of mobile solutions based on SMS, plain HTML and Java for feature phones.

Highly scalable

With DHIS2 you can have thousands of concurrent users and hundreds of millions of data records using only a single, standard web server. It lets you analyze and explore your data and get answers within tenths of a second. DHIS2 is being used as national health information systems in a large number of countries and has thousands of days in production leading up to a high-performing and mature system.

Integration and interoperability

DHIS2 comes with great capabilities for system integration and interoperability and features its own format for meta-data and data exchange called DXF 2 as well as the ADX standard. Most parts of the system can be accessed through the extensive REST-based Web API, making interoperability with third-party clients like Android apps, Web portals and other information systems easy. You can even set up scheduled integration jobs in order to periodically synchronize with or import data from other sources.

Individual data records

Through the Tracker application, DHIS2 enables you to collect, manage and analyze transactional, case-based data records. It lets you store information about individuals and track these persons over time using a flexible set of identifiers. As an example, you can use DHIS2 to collect and share essential clinical health data records across multiple health facilities. Individuals can be enrolled for longitudinal programs with several stages. You can configure SMS reminders, track missed appointments, generate visit schedules and much more.