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:

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. 





1. National health strategy

Not current (2011–2015)

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)

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

3. HIS policy




4. HIS strategic plan

Not current


Afghanistan Comprehensive Health Information System Strategic Plan 2009–2013

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2014) 


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


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)

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)


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

9. Population census within the last 10 years

No (1979)

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)

Data and reports can be found in the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)


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.



13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2014)

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



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




17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country not listed.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

(2014) Percentages listed by 9 types of facilities

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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

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

Page 10

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

Not current (2014) – by province

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.