The University of Gondar (UoG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Ethiopia and Digital Health Activities (DHA), has established a National Interoperability Academy and a Community of Practice called the Ethiopian Digital Health Interoperability Network (EDHIN). This initiative aims to overcome interoperability skill gaps by providing sustainable technical support to the MoH and other stakeholders, establish local capacities for improved skillsets and knowledge on interoperability solutions, and promote the implementation of the national eHealth Architecture (eHA).



Workshops and Events

Interoperability Academy and Community of Practice Establishment Launching Workshop
Purpose: To establish the Interoperability Academy, create an understanding of its functions, establish a community of practice on interoperability, and provide introductory training on interoperability to HIS leaders and developers.
Outcomes: Launched the Interoperability Academy, Established the Community of Practice on Interoperability (EDHIN), and Improved understanding of interoperability among participants

Interoperability Use Cases and Academy Courses Review Workshop
Purpose: To review and evaluate the interoperability use cases and academy courses developed by the technical working group.
Outcomes: Reviewed interoperability use cases for EMR-eAPTS, EMR-DHIS2, and EMR-eCHIS. Reviewed two of the courses developed namely Introduction to Interoperability and Enterprise Architecture I and Interoperability and Enterprise Architecture II

Get Involved

Interested individuals and organizations can join the EDHIN community to contribute to advancing interoperability practices in Ethiopia. Visit the EDHIN website ( for more information and to connect with the community.


The University is collaborating with FMOH, Digital Health Activities (DHA), and OpenHIE community to implement this project. The university will use its strong and multidisciplinary team of experts at CDHI.