The EquityTool in DHIS2 is implemented as an ‘Event Capture’ program, which means that each survey response – the individual answers to individual questions – is stored as an individual ‘event’ in DHIS2. The survey form captures the location and date of each individual response, so that responses can be grouped and analysed by location or over time.
The EquityTool is different for each country, so there is a different Event Capture program for each country. The program includes a survey form and pre-calculated indicators to enable the analysis of results. You can use DHIS2’s web interface to access the form and capture survey responses, and you can use DHIS2’s PivotTables to display and analyse the data that you’ve collected. The Event Capture program works online or offline.
Using the guides below, installing and using the EquityTool in DHIS2 is straightforward.
The Event Capture program for each country is available as an XML file. To download the file, go to the country list, click on your country, and then click on the “DHIS2” button. You will need to fill in your details and you will be emailed a zip folder containing the relevant files.
The program is installed by the DHIS2 system administrator. Follow this PDF guide explaining how to upload the XML file.
You can view the pre-calculated wealth quintile results using the PivotTables and Data Visualiser apps. Data can be filtered to specific locations, dates, or facility categories, depending on the organizational structure of your system. See our guide “How to analyze EquityTool results in DHIS2” for more information.
Fictitious results, below, compare the wealth of clients visiting clinics to those visiting hospitals in Cameroon.
If you do not already use DHIS2, you should collect EquityTool data via our EquityTool web app or another data collection platform. However, if your organization already uses DHIS2 for routine data collection, you might like to implement the EquityTool with DHIS2. There are various benefits to using DHIS2.