The issue :
Every health program requires good communication about the work done and not solely be limited to the program users. General public wants to be informed about how the program improves their lives, donors want to know how their money is being invested and internal stakeholders may need relays to show the importance of maintaining their activities in order to ensure their program funding continues.
While DHIS2 provides a lot of options for detailed dashboards and reports, it is mostly geared toward experts and direct users of the program – yet there is a much broader set of potential users that could be interested in DHIS2 for the following reasons:
- It does not require a user/password
- It provides a limited but clear set of information
- It allows for easy navigation, especially drilling down
- It offers a narrative to explain the data
DataViz is a web-based interface that uses selected data from DHIS2 platforms and transforms it into an ergonomic public portal accessible to any interested party.
The portal is fully customizable, enabling users to decide which data to show, the kind of visualization to apply for each area and the levels of the map to allow zooming too, etc.
Dataviz also allows publishing post or documents related to the program, serving as a de facto home page for it.
The configuration is done directly from DHIS2 using a dedicated DHIS2 application that allows the data manager to update the portal and select the data they want to make public.
Why should you use it?
Great work deserve great visibility
Every program is the result of the hard work of many people – most of them are anonymous to the funder or general public. Dataviz is a way to get your program the visibility it deserves and tells its story in a quick and simple way.
Fast to set up, accessible to everyone
With the integrated DHIS2 manager, you can have your portal up and running on your program data in a few hours. Show only the data you want, decide on the visualisation to use (from heatmap to bar charts) and start publishing.
The portal itself provides a simple and easy to navigate interface, which allows to go from a general national view to a single data series in a specific health center in a few clicks.
Keep people updated about your progress
In addition to the continuously up-to-date data, Dataviz offers you a simple way to communicate news of progress about your program to keep your audience informed.
Dataviz in numbers
- More than 30 portals deployed
- Used by various kind of programs
- PBF as https://www.fbp-rdc.org/
- Health facility registries: https://santedesfemmes.cartesanitaire-benin.org/data
- Monitoring and Evaluation: https://suivi-evaluation.ihp-prosani.com/