HISP Groups

In supporting the global HISP movement and promoting the DHIS2 software as a global public good, HISP at the University of Oslo (HISP UiO) is collaborating with a range of different organizations. This is a list of the organizations HISP UiO define as HISP Groups. 

The HISP movement is rapidly growing and is now a global network of independent organizations and individuals. This includes Universities, NGOs, donors, Ministries of Health, health programmes, consultants etc. With different competencies, interests and strategies, these different actors are contributing in different ways to strengthening health information systems and health outcomes in developing countries based on the implementation and use of DHIS2. 

With the rapid growth of this network, there is a call for HISP UiO to clarify our relations with partners working in the countries. The list presented here is an answer to this call by making explicit who we define as HISP Groups. HISP UiO collaborates with different kinds of organizations and individuals. As a particular group of partners, we define HISP Groups as our long term and trusted partners located in developing countries and collaborating with us on (including, but not limited to):

  • DHIS2 open source software development;
  • National, regional and global capacity building activities including hosting and arranging DHIS2 Academies and developing teaching curriculums and materials;
  • Joint research and academic activities;
  • Implementation support to Ministries of Health, health programmes and others;
  • Development of integrated health Information architectures in countries and generally;
  • Development of tripartite agreements between the Parties and Ministries of Health for the strengthening of health information systems;
  • Develop a network of action, linking researchers, students, projects, Universities and health authorities in a cooperative network.

The collaboration between HISP UiO and the HISP Groups is based on a shared understanding and adherence to the following guiding principles (regulated through a Memorandum of Understanding):

  1. Give priority to activities strengthening sustainable national health information systems;
  2. Support development processes broadly and the capacity strengthening and empowerment of health staff;
  3. Support country ownership of health information systems and build resilience;
  4. Focus on the use of information to improve health service delivery;
  5. Foster local innovation and entrepreneurship;
  6. Support research by giving researchers access to data and empirical sites;
  7. Promote reciprocity and sharing in the global HISP movement;
  8. Promote transparency and trust in the global HISP movement;
  9. Commit to free and open source software and standards;
  10. Develop software applications that are generic and reusable;
  11. Adhere to the principles of hierarchy of standards;
  12. Engage the users in participatory design and development;
  13. Develop integrated, not stand-alone systems;
  14. Software development based on global standards and best practices;
  15. Design training materials for global use and as a public good;
  16. Document and share best practices, case studies and knowledge as a public good;
  17. Professional project management including planning, reporting, financial management etc.;
  18. Professional execution of contracts, in terms of deliverables, their quality, timeliness etc.;
  19. Duly acknowledge all outputs emerging from projects or research.


HISP Groups

Organization Address Contact
HISP-VN (Vietnam)

Floor 4, No 48-50, Road 9A

Trung Son Residential Area, Binh Hung Ward

Binh Chanh District 

Ho Chi Minh city


Huong Thi  Mai Pham


+84 54316504

HISP Bangladesh  Foundation

COIA, 2nd floor

Road No. 15, house no 223

DOHS, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212


Muhammed Abdul Hannan Khan


+88 01819239241

Health Information Systems Program - Uganda

P.O. Box 4750, Plot 36, Impala Avenue 




Dr. Fulgentius Baryarama


+256 752751022

HISP India - Society for Health Information Systems Programmes

A17, Ground floor, Sector-4


Uttar Pradesh


Saurabh Leekha


+91 1206518646

HISP Tanzania

Bagamoyo Road, Kijitonyama

P.O.Box 31775

Dar es Salaam


Dr. Honest Kimaro


+255 758392001

HISP Nigeria

No 5 Usman Sarki Crescent,

Utako, FCT Abuja


Terpase Aluka


+234 8034402204 or 

+234 80635560443

HISP West and Central Africa

04 BP 225 

Lome 04, Lome


Edem Kossi


+228 90923003

HISP (Sri Lanka)

DV2/3/R Victoria Place

Colombo 08

Sri Lanka

Roshan Hewapathirana


+94 772 277 705

HISP Rwanda  

Andrew Muhire


+250 788436150

HISP Mozambique


Rua da França, 426, 3rd Floor

Bairro da Coop

Maputo City


Zeferino Saugene


+258 846407910


By Petter Nielsen
Published Apr. 27, 2017 12:24 PM - Last modified Dec. 4, 2019 11:48 AM