The thesis is based on an action research project where I participated in the implementation of the health information system District Health Information Software (DHIS). The project was a part of the Health Information System Programme (HISP) network that aims for improving health information systems in developing countries.
I participated in the HISP Vietnam project following an action research approach where I conducted fieldwork in Vietnam with the aim of successfully implementing DHIS version 2 in one province while training users and coordinating with the rest of the nodes in the HISP network. I discuss my findings during the implementation efforts based on relevant literature about other HISP-related efforts.
I argue that the efforts in the province are dependant on more participation, resources and commitment from the locals in order for the project to be sustainable in the province.