Scott Merritt is a Senior Health Informatics Advisor, working for Jhpiego. Scott has a master’s degree in Management Information Systems and has been working on the deployment of information tools in the developing world for more than 15 years, mostly in and supporting African countries. His current work involves systematic analysis of health information system needs, development/ customization of those systems, the structuring of data associated with these systems and the overarching systemic planning required to maximize effectiveness of the tools and supporting resources in a development environment. Currently, Scott supports Jhpiego’s enterprise DHIS2 instances and is also helping expand Jhpiego’s information systems footprint so that each of its 40 country offices have a DHIS2 instance. Scott has been involved extensively in capacity building and training of staff in data structuring, information systems and data integration. He has lived in several sub-Saharan African countries, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola and Nigeria.