Facts and figures

HISP is a global action research network providing day-to-day direct support to DHIS2 users, including ministries of health and local implementers. DHIS2 is an open source, web-based software platform most commonly used as a health management information system (HMIS).


  • 100+ staff members at HISP UiO
  • 60+ PhD graduates
  • 500+ Master´s graduates
  • 25 000+ online DHIS2 trainees

DHIS2 is the world’s largest HMIS platform, deployed in more than 100 countries covering approximately 2.4 billion people.

Prizes and Awards

The HISP team has received a number of prizes and awards:


In 1994 HISP was initiated in the post-apartheid South-Africa as a part of the decentralization of the health system to give more local control at the district level. It has grown to become a global movement, with HISP groups in 17 countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas, and DHIS2 deployments in more than 100 countries.