The DHIS software development effort was organised within the HISP network, and has since its inception been embedded in a synergetic mixture of public health and participatory design perspectives.
DHIS started out to support the decentralisation and integration of the health services post-apartheid in South Africa.
The first system was a district pilot implemented in two provinces in South Africa.
DHIS quickly developed to a country-wide standard for HIS in South Africa.
The first real implementation of DHIS2 in Kerala, India.
The first online implementation in Kenya, Africa.
Sundeep Sahay, Jørn Braa og Kristin Braa were awarded the UiO Innovation Prize.
Norad, PEPFAR and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria committed to support the DHIS2 development.
HISP UiO was designated as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Innovation and Implementation Research for strengthening health information systems.
Professors Kristin and Jørn Braa were awarded the prestigious Roux Prize.