A short course on Health Information System was organised at the James P. Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) from July 01 to July 04, 2013 with support from GIZ. GIZ conducted the training in collaboration with JPGSPH to build up local capacity with the ultimate aim of having JPGSPH run this course independently in the future. The HIS course was facilitated by Dr Sundeep Sahay and Johan Sæbo, who are researchers under the Health Information Systems Programme, within the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. The course was supported from a grant of GIZ to cover travel and expenses of both researchers. A total 26 participants attended the course.