The Digital Health Activity (DHA) is a five-year (October 2019–September 2024), USAID-funded Activity implemented by JSI. DHA helps Ethiopia achieve its Information Revolution (IR) Roadmap, a critical component of the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP).

In 2015, Ethiopia launched the HSTP to capitalize on its significant gains in improving health outcomes in the country. A cornerstone of the plan is to improve the health and wellbeing of Ethiopians through innovative digital health interventions and informed policy decisions based on quality data. 


Together with the Federal Ministry of Health and partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Data Use Partnership (DUP), DHA is helping build a sustainable, resilient, and interoperable health information system (HIS) that ensures the entire health sector has the data, analytics, and skills necessary to improve the health and wellbeing of all Ethiopians. DHA approaches this through three pillars:

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Co-creation of feasible solutions to digitize, integrate and scale up priority digital health tools to enable healthcare providers to deliver standardized and data-driven services.

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Data Use

Development of a culture of data use at all levels of the health system to enhance informed decisions through data-driven analysis to improve access to health services and empower patients to control their care.

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Governance & Capacity Building

Adoption and use of best practices and policies in digital health interventions and data use AND working with higher institutions and the private sector to ensure sustainability.


DHA’s implementation covers 11 regions and the two city administrations in Ethiopia. The Activity provides
focused support in 100 woredas across the country.

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DHA supported the formation of 17 youth enterprises, supporting digital health implementation in hundreds of health facilities across Ethiopia. Youth play a key role in achieving Ethiopia’s Information Revolution Agenda.