Bangladesh: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of January 2017, we had located the following indicators for Bangladesh. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Not current (2011–2016)

Strategic Plan for Health, Population & Nutrition Sector Development Program (HPNSDP) 2011–2016

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2011–2016)

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Strategy and Action Plan Health, Population, and Nutrition Sector Development Program

3. HIS policy

Not available


In-country contact

There is no approved HIS policy in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2016)

In-country contact

Health Information System (HIS) & eHealth 2011–2016

5. Country has a set of core health indicators

Not current (2011–2016)

Indicators are found on pages 66–67 of the current M&E plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not established

In-country contact


7. Country has a master facility list

Current (2016)


8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2009)

Health Information System Assessment: Bangladesh Country Report

9. Population census within the last 10 years


Yes (2011)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2012–2013) & DHS (2014)

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 90%


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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS2


13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2015–2016)

A report found on the MOH site is titled “Annual Report 2015-2016.”

The report is not in English.

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

Yes, and has a recent health report



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

Not conducted

In-country contact


17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country is not listed

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information




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

Not available

In-country contact


20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 88%; Official government estimate = 90%

See page 11.

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

Available by divisions and national, but not current (2014)