Afghanistan

Afghanistan

MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of June 2016, we had located the following indicators for Afghanistan. Indicator definitions can be found here: http://www.measureevaluation.org/his-strengthening-resource-center/health-information-systems-his-country-profile-indicators

Please check back in this Resource Center as we continue to expand the indicators of HIS strengthening, or click here to provide comments and suggestions. 

Indicators

Status

Source

Title/Notes

1. National health strategy

Not current (2011–2015)

http://bit.ly/2bka84D

Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Public Health (2011–2015), Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2007–2011)

http://bit.ly/2aVTg3w

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health Strategic Plan for Monitoring and Evaluation 1386–1390

3. HIS policy

Unknown

 

 

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current

(2009–2013)

http://bit.ly/2aMKlNO

Afghanistan Comprehensive Health Information System Strategic Plan 2009–2013

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2014)

http://bit.ly/2aOB9i4 

 

Found in expired M&E plan (2011), but a fact sheet on the MOH site has a list of indicators updated in 2014.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/2aMKlNO

 

It is unknown if Afghanistan has an active HIS coordinating body but the establishment of one was part of the 2009–2013 HIS Strategic plan (page 6).

7. Country has master facility list

Current (2014)

http://bit.ly/2aP5SHU

An Excel file of facilities can be downloaded by following link and selecting “List of Active Health Facilities November 2014.”

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

http://bit.ly/2aOh7Sh

 

All HMN documents and tools can be downloaded using this link.

9. Population census within the last 10 years

No (1979)

http://bit.ly/2aEosVK

First census was conducted in 1979, and subsequent census conduction failed due to security reasons and war.

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2010–2011)

 DHS (2015)

http://mics.unicef.org/surveys

Data and reports can be found in the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Unknown

http://bit.ly/2aOAKMR

Percentage of both births and deaths not listed.

12. Country has electronic system for aggregating routine facility and/or community service data

Yes, pilot/early phase for DHIS2.

https://www.dhis2.org/deployments

 

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://cso.gov.af/en

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2014)

http://bit.ly/2aZJcDH

Found HMIS report on MOH site titled “Health management information system report 1390–First Quarter.”

Reports on multiple health indicators of interest, but not all in English.

15. Country has website for health statistics with latest data available

Yes, updated and has recent health report

http://moph.gov.af/en/news

 

 

16. DQA conducted on prioritized indicators aligned with most recent health sector strategy

Unknown

 

 

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

http://bit.ly/2aZIEO0

Country not listed.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

(2014) Percentages listed by 9 types of facilities

http://bit.ly/2aZJcDH

Percentages listed on pg.1 of “Health Management Information System Report 1390–First Quarter.”

19. Proportion (facility, district, national) offices using data for setting targets and monitoring

Unknown

 

 

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 66; Official government estimate = 88

http://bit.ly/2aVTWpl

Page 10

21. Number of institutional deliveries available by district, and published within 12 months of preceding year

Not current (2014) – by province

http://bit.ly/2aZJcDH

Institutional deliveries unavailable by district, but by province on page 6 of “Health Management Information System Report 1390–First Quarter.” HMIS report is from 2014, institutional deliveries information not current.