Welcome to Unit 1 of Health Information Systems. Unit 1 discusses the District Health System and Primary Health Care approach and the information needs for managing health services at this level.
In the first session we introduce the District Health System and the implications for the management of health care services. The Primary Health Care Approach is discussed in the context of managing districts. The reason for this is that the district represents the ideal in the provision of health care. The second session clarifies the key concepts in a DHS highlighting the importance of monitoring and evaluating the key concepts o the DHS.
There are two Study Sessions in Unit 1:
Session 1: What is a DHS?
Session 2: Key Concepts in a DHS