Assessment of Transmission Dynamics of Leprosy in India

Towards understanding the route and dynamics of Leprosy transmission in India

Project start date : 07/11/2018

Beneficiary country : India

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Infectious diseases

Fields of application

  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data
  • Other(s) (specify)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Other (please specify)

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Dependents/persons with disabilities
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Geolocation

About the sponsor

Society for Health Information Systems Programmes, India, (HISP India)

The Society for Health Information Systems Programmes, India (HISP India) is a registered not for profit society and a node in the global HISP network and active contributor to the DHIS community. With a base in India, HISP India is supporting multiple regional (South Asia) implementations of DHIS2, while strongly embedded in supporting health information systems in the Indian States and South East Asia Region.
HISP India has a primary focus on strengthening public health systems in India, and as an active member of the global HISP network has also worked in national health systems strengthening in various countries in the region, including Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Tajikistan. HISP India has in collaborative MoU with the University of Oslo (UiO) which enables collaboration on DHIS2 based HMIS implementation projects in countries such as Nepal, Indonesia, and is currently working with UiO, PATH Zambia, Plan International and ICMR (Indian Council of Medical research) on many research projects including National Leprosy Monitoring system. HISP India is currently working with WHO India on projects relating to LF and Leprosy surveillance through SMS reporting.
HISP India team is part of the DHIS2 implementer group who are being trained on the WHO Health App which contains the WHO defined applications on TB program standard aggregate and tracker based data collection programs, Immunization registry, Malaria standard aggregate and tracker programs, and Data management systems for Cause of Death and HIV.

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Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization


  • University of Oslo

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • Indian Council of Medical Research

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • World Health Organisation

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)