Tanzania Mainland has come a long way in implementing and rolling out its HIS using DHIS2 technology. Over the lapse of five years, the country has succeeded in shifting from a system that had completely outgrown itself to a nationally supported system.
“How did you come so far, so rapidly?” is a question that the lead implementers, Wilfred Senyoni and Dr. Honest C. Kimaro, often find themselves answering. Building up local capacity is the first answer. Getting key partners and stakeholders involved very early on in the process is the second.