Botswana: HIS Indicators

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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of February 2018, we had located the following indicators for Botswana. 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

Current (2010–2020)

Integrated Health Service Plan: A Strategy for Changing the Health Sector for Healthy Botswana 2010–2020

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2014–2017)

In-country contact

National Health Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact


4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2016–2020)
Not available online

In-country contact

The eHealth Strategy of Botswana 2016–2020

The HIS strategy plan is currently under development and was scheduled for release in December 2016/2017.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2014–2017)

In-country contact

Located core indicators on page 21, figure 5 of the current M&E plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact


7. Country has master facility list

Current (2016–2018)

Not available online

In-country contact

The MFL is effective until March 2018.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed

Country M&E Guidance

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2011)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS2 (2000) DHS (1988)

Data and reports can be found in links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete: 40.2% for live births and 8.4% for deaths

Vital registration information

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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS

In-country contact

Botswana has three types of electronic health systems used to collect health data: the Integrated Patient Management System(IPMS), used in hospitals only to collect patient diagnostic information; the Patient Management System, used in clinics with the maternity sector; and the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2), used for aggregating health data from all facilities within the country.

13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2016)

In-country contact


Republic of Botswana Health Statistics Report 2009
New report was scheduled for release at the end of October 2016.

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

Yes, undated and has no recent health report


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

Yes (2016)

In-country contact

DQAs are conducted on ad-hoc bases by individual programmes:

Ad-hoc DQAs conducted in 2016 – HIV (ARV provision), TB, Malaria, Sexual Reproductive Health including STI, ANC)

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted


Country is not listed at link.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

100% (2016–2018)

Not available online

In-country contact

2016–2018 Master Facility List

100% of public health facilities report through DHIS2. All hospitals are on centralized IPMS. Other public facilities use a stand alone system

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


In-country contact

Data is mostly used at district and national level for planning.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 97; Official government estimate = 90

See page 12 of WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2016 revision.

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


In-country contact

Latest published in 2014

22. Existence of policies, laws, and regulations mandating public and private health facilities/ providers to report indicators determined by the national HIS

Yes, but not current (2014)

Not available online

In-country contact

National Health Data Management Policy

23.Availability of standards/guidelines for RHIS data collection, reporting, and analysis

Yes, but not available online  

In-country contact

Data Quality Standard Operating Procedured(SOPs)s and Routine Data Quality Audit (RDQA) SOPs, 2014

Botswana RDQA User Manual, 2012

National Health M&E Plan, 2012-2019

24.Presence of procedures to verify the quality of data (accuracy, completeness, timeliness) reported


In-country contact

Data Quality SOPs and RDQA SOPs, 2014

DHIS2 data validation platform.

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender


In-country contact


26. At least one national health account completed in last 5 years

Current (2013–2014)


In-country contact

National Health Accounts is current for fiscal year 2013/14

27. National database with health workers by district and main cadres updated within last 2 years

Yes, but last update unknown

In-country contact

The Ministry of Health uses ORACLE. (Waiting for last update information) 

28. Annual data on availability of tracer medicines and commodities in public and private health facilities

Yes (partially), only for public facilities  

In-country contact

Tracer medicine and commodities compiled weekly by Central Medical Stores for public facilities only

29. e-health strategy


In-country contact

The e-health strategy completed but no officially launched

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Current (2017)

Proportion of facilities submitting surveillance reports on time to the district level for week 35: 78.6%. Number of districts with a completeness of 100% for week 22: 09 of 28 (32.1%)

Botswana Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response (Week 35, week ending 02/09/2017)

Botswana has two main streams of Disease Surveillance Reporting:

- The Botswana Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) yearly from 100% of the districts over 35-week period.

-  Botswana Second Generation HIV/AIDS Surveillance is received from 100% of the districts. The last was published in 2009 and 2015/2016 draft was compiled but not yet released.