PNIPH is supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) in establishing an electronic platform for all primary health care (PHC) statistical reports and indicators at the directorate level using the globally-recognized health information system, DHIS2.
PNIPH started this initiative by conducting a comprehensive situation analysis assessment for PHC statistical reports between June and December 2016. The assessment included several field visits and meetings with PHC directorates and central technical units, as well as the production of a technical report with solid recommendations for the MoH.
After the MoH approved the assessment, PNIPH and the MoH agreed to establish DHIS2 country team, which will be trained by University of Oslo to use, configure, upgrade, and customize the DHIS2 software based on the needs of the Palestinian health care system.
Using DHIS2, the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) aggregated reports were launched, the MCH dashboards were built, and the MCH 2017 annual report was issued. All users including supervisors and statisticians were trained on the new platform.
Additionally, case-based surveillance (CBS) for communicable diseases, ICD-10 morbidity reports for general practitioner (GP) clinics, and health education and promotion forms were all finalized.
PNIPH will continue to finalize the rest of the PHC services, computerizing more than 80 statistical reports and forms using DHIS2.