The Health Information System Programme (HISP) is a global south-south-north collaborative network aiming to improve health care in developing countries through research on and implementation of Health Information Systems. The network has since 1994 been involved in many countries in the "Global South", and at the global level is coordinated by the Global Infrastructures Research Group at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
In Tanzania, HISP is located and coordinated within Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Dar-es-salaam (UDSM) since 2002. The HISP Tanzania works closely in collaboration with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and other various local and international partners. Our aims are to support the Government of Tanzania to design, develop and implement sustainable health information systems through application of best approaches and use of flexible and open ended technologies for efficient health data collection, processing, and use of information for action. At the core of the HISP Tanzania is the development and implementation of the open source DHIS2 software and the use of this application to strengthen the health information system in Tanzania. (Visit the DHIS web site for more on the software: www.Dhis2.org.