Training programmes are different from capacity building efforts as they typically involve 1-2 day training sessions on particular issues such as using DHIS2 or conducting analysis. These programmes are typically carried out at the state or district office, and attended by teams from the state, districts or blocks.
The key mechanism for carrying out such training programmes for HISP India have been through a MOU with the National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) for providing technical support to various states around HMIS. Between 2008-2011, HISP India has carried out an estimated 500 man days of training covering more than 25 states.
While the above training has covered primarily DHIS2, HISP India has carried out nearly 75 man days of training on hospital information systems in Himachal Pradesh, and more than 100 man days of training around MHealth Applications in Punjab, and also covering limited blocks in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Nagaland and Kerala.
All these training programmes are geared towards supporting ongoing implementation activities of the different open source applications that HISP India is responsible for.