CHISU is supporting the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Health Information and Research Directorate (HIRD) to improve their COVID-19 surveillance systems and governance.

CHISU is supporting the Government of Namibia to improve its COVID-19 response system by strengthening the country’s HIS through:  

  • Enhanced governance systems and organizational structures
  • Increased availability of quality health information
  • Strengthened health workforce capacity and organizational processes to improve data analysis and use

CHISU is working with MHSS to strengthen COVID-19 vaccination data management by integrating the COVID-19 data management process into the existing national HIS in the same manner as other epidemic-prone diseases. CHISU will review and update COVID-19 vaccination data collection tools in line with identified information needs for the COVID-19 response.

To enhance the quality of COVID-19 vaccination data being recorded and captured in existing electronic systems, an HIS roadmap and policy is being developed that includes strengthening data management practices for COVID-19 vaccination data. In addition, to improve the flow of vaccination data from the site level to the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) Vaccination Tracker, technical assistance is being provided to support the deployment of DHIS2 to target facilities as a first step in familiarizing site-level staff with data management.

For sustainability beyond the duration of CHISU’s COVID-19 support, the program is collaborating with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) to enhance COVID-19 data quality, analysis, and visualization. Finally, CHISU will review current supportive supervision practices and provide technical support on the institutionalization of data review, analysis, and process standardization.

Activity Updates

COVID-19 Data Technical Working Group in Namibia

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Strengthening health information system (HIS) leadership and governance is a priority for Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) Health Information and Research Directorate (HIRD). Read more ›


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CHISU Highlights from October 2022–September 2023


The Country Health Information and Data Systems Use (CHISU) program experienced remarkable growth from October 2022–September 2023, expanding from nine countries and regions at the beginning of the year to 17 at the end of the year. CHISU was engaged in 10 global technical activities at the beginning of the year, and 26 at the end of the year.