Afghanistan

Afghanistan

MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of January 2017, we had located the following indicators for Afghanistan. Indicator definitions are 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

Current

(2015–2020)

In-country contact

National Health Policy 2015–2020

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

Not current

(2009–2013)

http://bit.ly/2aMKlNO

The HIS policy is included in the “Afghanistan Comprehensive Health Information System Strategic Plan 2009–2013.”

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current

(2009–2013)

http://bit.ly/2aMKlNO

Afghanistan Comprehensive Health Information System Strategic Plan 2009–2013

5. Country has a set of core health indicators

Yes (2014)

http://bit.ly/2aOB9i4

Indicators were found in the 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 and active

In-country contact

The HIS coordinating body is established and active. The committee has been less active post HIS plan formulation; however, they do meet to review the progress of the plan.

 

7. Country has a master facility list

Current (2014)

http://bit.ly/2aP5SHU

An Excel file of facilities can be downloaded by following the 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/2bkncZ9

The first census was conducted in 1979, and a subsequent census attempt failed due to security reasons and war.

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2010–2011)

 DHS (2015) is ongoing

http://mics.unicef.org/surveys

http://bit.ly/2aOAKMR

Data and reports can be found by following the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete—live births and deaths are less than 50%.

In-country contact

 

12. Country has an  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 a national statistics office

Yes

http://cso.gov.af/en

 

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2015)

Document provided by in-country contact

HMIS report titled “Health Management Information System Report Q3–1394” reports on multiple health indicators of interest.

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

Yes, updated and has a recent health report

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

 

 

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

Not available

In-country contact

Various donor projects and NGO contractors carry out DQA occasionally.

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

(2015) Percentages listed by 9 types of facilities

Document provided by in-country contact

Percentages are listed on page 4 of “Health Management Information System Report Q3–1394.”

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

Not available

In-country contact

Most target setting occurs at the central level, with contributions from some provincial health offices. Presently, facilities and districts are not using data to set targets.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 68%; Official government estimate = 90%

http://bit.ly/2aVTWpl

See page 10.

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

Current (2015)—by province

Document provided by in-country contact

Institutional deliveries by district are unavailable, but deliveries by province are available on page 16 of “Health Management Information System Report Q3–1394.” HMIS report is from 2015—institutional deliveries information is current.